Nod to process RFP for Lucknow Metro’s rolling stock

लखनऊ Lucknow (LKO): The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) Board has approved document for inviting bids from companies experienced in designing and manufacturing metro’s rolling stock. It has also approved the bid document for selecting consultant for preparing an integration plan of all metro related work like rolling stock, maintenance, automated fare collection system, security system, etc.

LMRC has already put up batch mixing plant in the casting yard on airport’s land to generate ready mix concrete for civil work. Regarding issues over rent of the airport’s land, officials said the MD of LMRC, Kumar Keshav has recently met chairman of Airport Authority of India and asked him to provide the land of about 6 hectares on lease at minimum rent since it’s a government project.

Meanwhile, construction is in full swing from Transport Nagar to Krishna Nagar (approx. 2200 metre) and four Rig machines have been deployed at different sections to speed up the work. Officials confirmed about constructing 60 piles (underground) so far. Even casting beds are being made to prepare gantry girders (portion between two pillars) for the track.

“Normally, girders take over 28 days to settle down and strengthen after being constructed. The casting beds will enable us to prepare girders in advance which can be fixed up at the desired location conveniently. It barely takes a few hours to dry,” said LMRC. The procedure will give least inconvenience to the population living near construction site.

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