Date Of Post: 27 Dec, 2017
Kolkata: Two Metro rail stretches in the city, set to become functional in 2018. While the first phase of the East-West Metro is scheduled to be thrown open to public in June 2018, the New Garia-Airport line will also be completed by Dec 2018.
- A senior metro official said,”We hope to expedite most of the Metro projects which were limping due land issues. We’ll run Metro along all the alignments by 2021.”
- The first phase of the East-West Metro — from Sector Vin Salt Lake to Phoolbagan in east Kolkata — is scheduled to be thrown open in June 2018, while the New Garia – Airport stretch is likely to start in December 2018.
- Narayan Swarup Nigam, state nodal officer, Metro affairs, said,”We have now overcome most of the hurdles. Once the entire network is ready, commuting will witness a revolution. A lot of pressure will be off the road and emission load will reduce substantially.”
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