The first phase of the East-West
Metro corridor, connecting Sector V with Salt Lake Stadium in the city, was inaugurated on Thursday by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.
Goyal, along with his ministerial colleague Babul Supriyo, waved a green flag to inaugurate the 4.88-km section of the much-awaited metro corridor.
"The entire stretch of the East-West Metro corridor, from Sector 5 to Howrah Maidan, is likely to be completed in two years," Goyal said during his speech.
Commercial services, connecting Sector V, Karunamoyee, Central Park, City Centre, Bengal Chemical and Salt Lake Stadium stations, will commence on Friday.
The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal on Thursday decided to boycott the inauguration, after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's name was found missing from the invitation card for the programme.
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