Kolkata: KMRCL informed the Calcutta High Court that JICA, the Japanese agency which is part-funding East-West Metro Railway , has approved variation in expenditure with regard to realignment through Esplanade station.
KMRCL (Kolkata Metro Railway Corp Ltd.) counsel Bikash Bhattacharya informed the High Court that approval of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) has been obtained with regard to cost escalation over realignment of route through Esplanade station.
The Corporation’s counsel told the Court that necessary instructions on the basis of the approval have been passed on to engineering firm AFCONS on construction of the metro line through the new alignment.
AFCONS had moved the high court seeking direction to KMRCL to give approval for the variation of costs over realignment.
As proposed by the West-Bengal government, the realignment, was through Subodh Mallick Square, thus making the passenger interface with the north-south metro railway at Esplanade station & not Central station.