First phase of East-West Metro likely to be functional by June-end

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Kolkata: The first phase of East-West Metro is likely to be functional by the June-end. In the first phase, trains will run between the Sector V and Salt Lake stadium stations. East-West Metro will connect Salt Lake Sector V with Howrah Maidan when trains will run on the entire 16.6km route.

East-West Metro Map

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Cut in travel cost and time-

    • Running through the heart of Kolkata, bridging two of the city’s most populous areas, the corridor has been planned to drastically cut down on travel cost and time.
    • Normally, one would take at least an hour and a half and multiple modes of transport to travel between the extremities of the city at peak hours on a weekday.
    • The East-West Metro Corridor will provide the Kolkata commuter a seamless way to travel.
First ever trial run of the East West Metro on 4 July 2018

Sound barriers-

  • The East-West Metro will have sound barriers on some stretches in Salt Lake where the tracks run cheek by jowl with residential buildings and hospitals.
  • Sources said,”The sound barriers will be made of micro-perforated stainless steel sheets.
  • The sound barriers to be installed along the tracks, will be imported from Taiwan.
  • The source said, the sound barriers are expected to bring down the noise level by at least 20 decibel.
  • It will be installed on the stretches where buildings are within 30m of the tracks.
  • The perforated sheets are expected to absorb the noise to be produced by the movement of trains.
  • The installation should be over around the time commercial run will start.

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