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Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) today achieved another milestone in Metro construction by erecting four hundred U-girders on its ‘priority corridor’ from Transport Nagar to Charbagh. This feat was achieved by LMRC engineers this morning by placing the 400th U-girder at Chandar Nagar near Alambagh Metro station at 3:30 AM.

This is probably the fastest 400thU-girder erection in the history of Metro construction that has ever been achieved in such a short span of time ever since the work of U-girder erection began on 10th May, 2015.

In all, Lucknow Metro has to erect 535 U-girders across its 8.5 km long ‘priority corridor’ from Transport Nagar to Charbagh. LMRC now needs to erect only 135 U-girders upto Charbagh Metro station.

Erection of U-girders over Metro viaduct is a very challenging and tough task considering the trickiness of job and huge safety concerns associated with it. Each U-girder weighs around 150 tonnes and a pair of such girders have to be lifted through cranes and then fixed over the viaduct.

This work is even more difficult considering the fact that it has to be done in just six hours during the night time as LMRC does not the undertake the work of U-girder erection in day time owing to city traffic constraints.

Considering the time available for doing such a difficult task in night hours only, this achievement of Lucknow Metro is a record in itself as compared with similar kind of work for any Metro construction anywhere in the country.

In addition, over 75% of civil work for the project is already complete with the ‘track laying’ work already in progress at the Transport Nagar Metro station. Lucknow Metro is committed to commission the 8.5 km ‘priority section’ from Transport Nagar to Charbagh by December, 2016.


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