Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday mentioned the Cabinet has accredited to finish the Kolkata East-West Metro Corridor Project at a value of Rs 8,575 crores by December 2021.
Addressing a press convention after the Cabinet assembly as we speak, he mentioned this may strengthen the mass transit system.
“12 years ago, Kolkata East-West Metro Corridor Project worth Rs 4,000 crores was approved. But unfortunately, the state government was unable to provide help in land acquisition. The project was not completed. In 2015, PM Modi started the work of alignment again. For the new alignment, the Cabinet today gave the approval to complete the East-West Metro Corridor Project at the cost of Rs 8,575 crores,” Goyal mentioned.
“The Cabinet today gave the approval to complete the East-West Metro Corridor Project at the cost of Rs 8,575 crores. This will give a boost to the mass transit system. The 16.6 km long project will be completed by December 2021,” he added.
According to the Central authorities, the overall route size of the East-West Metro Corridor Project is 16.6 km consisting of 12 stations that may ease visitors congestion, improve city connectivity and supply a cleaner mobility resolution to lakhs of day by day commuters.
The venture envisages the development of a Metro Corridor between Salt Lake Sector-V to Howrah Maidan in West Bengal for a complete route size of 16.6 kms.The venture is being carried out by Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited (KMRCL), which is a Central Public Sector Entreprises beneath the Ministry of Railways, arrange as a particular objective car.
The authorities mentioned the venture contains immense technological challenges like tunnel under river Ganges, which is the primary transportation tunnel in India beneath any main river in addition to Howrah Station, which is likely one of the deepest Metro stations in India.
The mega venture envisions the creation of environment friendly transit connectivity between the enterprise district of Kolkata with the economic metropolis of Howrah within the west and Salt Lake City in east via a secure, accessible and cozy mode of public transport.
“Since this corridor connects three most important parts of the Kolkata Metropolitan Area, that is, Howrah, Business area of Kolkata and New Settlements in Salt Lake it is going to revolutionise the mass rapid transport in Kolkata and adjoining Howrah and Bidhanangar. This will connect important landmarks like Howrah, Sealdah, Esplanade, and Salt Lake Sector-V, which is an IT hub,” learn the federal government launch.
It will combine a number of modes of transport just like the Metro, Sub-urban Railways, ferry, and bus transport by developing interchange hubs.