Kolkata: The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) London has recognised East-West Kolkata Metro project, which has built a twin tunnel under River Hooghly as the first of its kind in the country, as a project that has a significant impact in making people’s lives better.
A KMRCL statement said,”Institution of Civil Engineers, London, UK, has recognised ‘Kolkata East West Metro project’ of Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Ltd and selected it as one of the 200 projects across the globe which has significant impact in making people’s lives better.”
The statement said,”It is a unique international acknowledgement for this project amongst a handful of projects picked from India.”
KMRCL has completed construction of twin tunnels under River Hooghly, an engineering feat & the first of its kind in India.
The state-of-the-art 16.6 km East-West Metro system connecting Howrah with Salt Lake Sector-V will have 10.8 km long underground corridor from Howrah to Subhas Sarobar in the eastern part of Kolkata, while the rest 5.8 km to Sector-V will be elevated corridor.
At present, work for the underground corridor is going on in full swing in the Dalhousie area, the city’s oldest business & office hub.