Lucknow Metro erects precast-prestressed 100 U-Girders in record time

precast 100u girdersLucknow: Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) on Thursday claimed to have erected 100 U-girders in a record time of 324 hours. LMRC claimed this was the fastest U-girder erection in the history of metro construction. Erection of U-girders over metro pillars is a challenging task involving huge safety concerns.

Officials said, “This work is even more difficult considering the fact that it has to be done in just six hours during night time as LMRC does not the undertake the work of U-girder erection in day time owing to city traffic constraints.” So far, LMRC has erected 108 U-girders.

In addition, the preliminary construction work of concourse level of metro stations has already been started at Krishnanagar and Transportnagar stations.

By February 2016, people of Lucknow will see the skeleton structure of metro stations along the metro corridor from Transport Nagar to Charbagh, announced LMRC. It said to complete the 8.5 km priority section from Transport Nagar to Charbagh by December, 2016.

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