Under this task, a Metro Corridor is being created between Salt Lake Sector-V to Howrah Maidan in the territory of West Bengal for an absolute course length of 16.6 kilometers.
Kolkata East West Metro Corridor Project: Big news for Kolkata Metro suburbanites! The Modi government has endorsed the reconsidered cost for Kolkata East West Metro Corridor Project. The task is assessed to cost Rs 8,575 crore and is booked for finishing by December 2021.
As per the Railway Ministry, under this venture, a Metro Corridor is being created between Salt Lake Sector-V to Howrah Maidan in the territory of West Bengal for an absolute course length of 16.6 kilometers.
Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited (KMRCL), a CPSE under the Railway Ministry, set up as a specific reason vehicle (SPV) is actualizing the task. The service additionally expressed that endeavors are being taken so as to limit the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on finishing of the task.
As per the service, the task will give a lift to ‘Make in India’ activity as metro travels, worth over Rs 900 crore will be acquired from BEML. Likewise, 60% rake segments are made in India. Plus, the undertaking incorporates 100% indigenization of parts of the track attaching framework.
The Kolkata East West Metro Corridor Project incorporates gigantic innovative difficulties, for example, burrow underneath the Ganga waterway, which is the nation’s first transportation burrow under any significant stream and Howrah railroad station, which is India’s one of the most profound metro stations.
Between Kolkata’s business area with the mechanical city of Howrah in the west and Salt Lake City in the east, the task eyes to make effective travel availability through an open, sheltered and agreeable public vehicle mode.
Since the East West Metro Corridor joins three most significant pieces of the city’s metropolitan territory for example Howrah, Kolkata’s Business region and New Settlements in Salt Lake, the venture will upset the mass quick vehicle arrangement of the city and bordering Howrah and Bidhanangar.
In addition, the passage will connect vital tourist spots, for example, Howrah, Sealdah, Esplanade and Salt Lake Sector-V. The venture will incorporate different vehicle modes, for example, the Suburban Railways, Metro, ship and transport by developing exchange center points. Here are a portion of the significant advantages of the Kolkata East West Metro Corridor Project:
- The hall will give a productive, safe and eco-accommodating vehicle framework
- There will be a decrease in driving time and fuel utilization
- There will be a decrease in capex on street foundation just as in contamination and mishap
- The venture eyes upgraded Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
- There is probably going to be an expansion in the estimation of land bank in the hall just as produce extra income
- The venture will produce occupations
- Different advantages remember ease for gridlock, help in contamination control and improved country metropolitan network