CMRS will inspect the priority corridor of Kanpur Metro on December 20-22

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The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) under the Ministry of Aviation will conduct the final security inspection. Kanpur Metro Phase 1S Priority corridor between 20-22 December.

This is the first section of 8.728 km Kanpur Metro. 23.785 km Line-1 (IIT Kanpur and Naubasta) will connect IIT Kanpur – Motijheel through 9 elevated stations. Prime Minister Modi is expected to inaugurate the project on 28 December.

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The 9 stations on the Priority Corridor of Kanpur are IIT Kanpur on NH-34 (GT Road), Kalyanpur Railway Station, SPM Hospital, CSJM Kanpur University, Gurudev Chauraha, Geeta Nagar, Rawatpur Railway Station, Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital and Moti Jheel.

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Priority Corridor of Line-1 of Kanpur Metro- View Kanpur Metro map and information

Afcons Infrastructure has commissioned the Civil Structure (Viaduct and Station) of the Priority Corridor in a record time. made through 734.56 crore contract For package KNPCC-02R delivered in September 2019.

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I will add a detailed inspection schedule here once it becomes known. If anyone knows, shoot me a message via contact page,

In the ensuing 3-day inspection, CMRS and its team will generally inspect all the features of the line’s viaduct, track and stations such as PA system, signage, security facilities, drinking water facilities, station access and control room. On the last day, a host of speed tests are expected to be conducted with trains running at a speed of 80 kmph.

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UPMRC has not yet published its train operation plan. To date, they have 39. got 4 out of Alstom MOVIA Trainset From Gujarat to Polytechnic Depot, which is not enough to start high frequency train-services.

ABP Ganga has uploaded a nice interview of UPMRC MD Keshav Kumar detailing the features of the project. Note that they will issue QR code-based tickets like the Kochi Metro instead of the typical RFID tokens seen across India.

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It was too late for the UPMRC to initiate and close the tender process for the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system of the project on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode. He had received only one bid from the State Bank of India (SBI) in September.

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For more updates, see Kanpur Division or mine home page,

– TMRG

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