KOLKATA: The New Garia Airport Metro corridor, is poised to start operations on the 5km long stretch between Kavi Subhas & Ruby Hospital by June 2018.
“The project has been progressing quite well. Majority of the hurdles have been crossed. In case of any new hurdle, general manager Vishwesh Chaubey will personally take steps to solve them,” said Metro Railway chief public relations officer Indrani Banerjee.
The alignment, which will be moving through the city’s newest health care district, is expected to take away the load off the road and provide faster means of transportation to and from the airport.
Its terminal station at New Garia was uncertain after local squatters chased away project engineers & staged an agitation.
Finally, the state government intervened & mayor Sovon Chatterjee made it clear to the squatters that they have to move out.
The move cleared a very crucial hurdle, blocking the completion of the stretch.