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Phase I of Kolkata's East-West Metro to open in October: Babul

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Services of the first phase of East-West Metro from Sector V to Stadium in the city are expected to commence before Puja in October 2018, Supriyo said here on Monday.

Supriyo, of and Public Enterprises, visited the country's first under-river (Hooghly) on Monday and took stock of the progress of the ongoing project.

"The project is progressing as scheduled and we aspire to open this for the people of Kolkata at the earliest," the said in a tweet.

He also said: "I also visited the Sector V metro station, beside which the car-shed will be built. The construction there is in full swing and the first segment of the East-West Metro Corridor that we aspire to open for the public before Puja this year will run between to Salt Lake Stadium, and thereafter in another 3-4 months, the service will extend to "

The Rs 8,575-crore project is expected to be fully completed by June 2021.

The Minister entered the tunnel accompanied by Parashuram Singh, Principal Chief Engineer, Metro Railway, and Managing Director, rail Corporation Ltd (KMRCL), from the Howrah Maidan end and stood under the river appreciating the dry condition of the tunnel which is 36 metres below the ground level.

He also appreciated the quality of work being done and the safety precautions being taken by the team to ensure the safety of the structures including the protected monuments and heritage buildings.



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 20:52 IST