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Indian Railways: Take a look on new Sealdah station on Kolkata's East West Metro corridor

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Jul 12, 2022 5:00 PM

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Smriti Irani, Union Minister for Women and Child Development, inaugurated the underground Sealdah Metro Railway station of East West Metro hall within the city via digital mode from Howrah Maidan station. After she pressed the button to reveal the plaque, the first Metro train from Sealdah, one of the busiest railway stations in the country, rolled in the direction of Sector V in Salt Lake, the town's IT hub.

Irani visited Sealdah metro station earlier within the day. She inaugurated it via the digital mode from Howrah Maidan station, the terminal station of East West Metro hall on the opposite aspect of Hooghly river. “The full length of the East West Metro corridor will be completed by 2023,” she stated on the operate.

East West Metro will begin commercial service on July 14

An official stated that the East West Metro will begin commercial service as far as Sealdah on its 9 km truncated route on July 14. The service is now available between Sector V and Phoolbagan in the city and will most likely be extended by 2.33 kilometres.

Irani stated that the extension to Sealdah, a terminal rrailway station within the metropolis, will assist round 35,000 passengers of their day by day commute from adjoining districts.

Govt to boost construction of railway and metro infrastructure

Congratulating all those that performed a job in establishing the two. 33 km Metro railway stretch between Phoolbagan and Sealdah at a value of Rs 1,250 crore, Irani stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making all endeavours for the all spherical growth of infrastructure in West Bengal, together with railways and the metro system.

Reaching out to the folks, Irani stated that her maternal grandfather’s home is in Salt Lake and that it’s her fortune to have the ability to inaugurate the Metro run from Sealdah to Salt Lake. Out of the 16.6 km lengthy of East West Metro route, the underground hall constitutes 10.8 km between Howrah and Phoolbagan with the tunnel passing under the Hooghly river, whereas the remaining is elevated hall, based on Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation, the executing company of the undertaking.

In May, the Sealdah-Esplanade link encountered a bottleneck when a number of homes developed cracks during underground work in the Bowbazar area of central Kolkata, nearly three years after an identical incident there. This has pushed back the project's completion date from December 2021 to December 2022. The Metro authorities at the moment are pinning hopes on the extension of companies as much as Sealdah to extend the variety of passengers within the partially operational East West Metro hall as it’s affected by low patronage. A Metro official stated that it’s going to take solely 21 minutes to cowl the space, which is mostly a one-hour journey time by street.

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