Kolkata: The underground Howrah metro station is all set to become the deepest Metro station of India. The structurally completed underground Howrah metro station constructed at 105 ft below the surface, on the East-West Metro line. The station has been completed in 17 months.
- The underground metro station has 5 slabs and 4 levels.
- The station going to serve as a central point for all those boarding or deboarding trains from Howrah Railway station from across the city.
- Howrah metro station will also be connected to India’s first under-river metro tunnel.
- It is being built beneath the distributary of Hooghly river.
- There will also be a twin tunnel about 520 metre long that will be located 30 metre below the Hooghly riverbed.
- This tunnel will connect Howrah metro station and Mahakaran metro station.
- Passengers travelling between these two stations will get to spend about a minute under the river.
- Kolkata East-West Metro line is 16.6-km long and the project is expected to be completed by 2021.