The Union Cupboard on Wednesday gave its approval to finish the Kolkata East-West Metro Hall Mission at the price of Rs eight,575 crore. This may improve mass transit system, stated Union minister Piyush Goyal whereas briefing media on cupboard selections at the moment.
The whole size of the mission is 16.6 km and it’ll include 12 stations. It’s going to join Howrah on the West financial institution of the river Hooghly with Salt Lake Metropolis on its east financial institution.
“The metro hall will ease site visitors congestion, improve city connectivity and supply a cleaner mobility answer to lakhs of each day commuters,” the minister added.
Goyal had on Sunday nearly inaugurated the Phoolbagan Station of Kolkata’s East-West Metro hall, describing the extension of the road from Salt Lake Stadium as a “Durga Puja present” for the folks of the metropolis.
He additionally flagged off the primary practice from the brand new station to Salt Lake Sector-V, and stated your complete stretch of the hall is prone to be accomplished by December 2021.
Phoolbagan is the primary underground station to develop into operational on the East-West Metro hall, which travels each under the floor and on elevated tracks, and in addition via underwater tunnels under River Hooghly.
M G Highway within the north-south essential line of Kolkata Metro was the final underground station to be commissioned again in September 1995. All metro stations to develop into purposeful after which can be both elevated or at grade stage.
Work on the East-West Metro hall was additionally disrupted as a consequence of an accident attributable to an aquifer burst in Bowbazar space in central Kolkata throughout drilling operations in August 2019.
It’s going to take solely 16 minutes to cowl the 6.54-km distance between Sector-V and Phoolbagan. When full, the East-West Metro will join each Howrah and Sealdah stations, two of Railways’ busiest stations.
The primary part of the mission, a four.88-km stretch connecting Sector-V and Salt Lake Stadium, was inaugurated by Goyal on February 13.
(With inputs from PTI)