Kolkata Metro’s Mangaldeep Metro Station of Kavi Subhash-Biman Bandar (Airport) Corridor of Orange Line construction work is going on in full swing as concreting, covering of the roof has been completed.
The construction work of Mangaldeep Metro Station of Kavi Subhash-Biman Bandar (Airport) Corridor of Orange Line is going on in full swing. This station is going to come up at Akankha More area of New Town. Once commissioned, this station is going to cater to thousands of passengers in the coming days.
- The concreting work of this station is complete.
- Covering of the roof of the station is also complete.
- The floors have been covered with granite.
Services to be Provided:
- State-of-the-art passenger amenities are going to be provided at Mangaldeep Metro station.
- There will be 06 escalators,
- Four lifts are provided at this station,
- Apart from these, 10 staircases will also be available here.
- There will be two spacious platforms of 180-metre length at Mangaldeep station along with ticket counters,
- Automatic Smart Card Recharge Machines (ASCRM) for self ticketing facility.
- Apart from these, one toilet for ladies, one for gents and one for divyangjan will be available for the convenience of the passengers.
- Public Address System, digital display boards, emergency lighting facility for the convenience of the passengers,
- Tactile floor indicators for the blind will be some other added amenities here.
About Kolkata Metro:
Metro Railway, Kolkata is the first underground Metro in India. It extends from Dakshineswar to Kavi Subhash Metro station near Garia, on the busy North-South axis of Kolkata over a length of 31.365 Kms. with 26 Stations & 15.70 Kms. of underground section.
Based on traffic studies, the Dum Dum – Tollygunge corridor was first selected for implementation and work started on 29th December, 1972. The first metro line in India was completed on 24th October 1984, a stretch of about 3.4 km between Esplanade and Bhowanipur (Netaji Bhavan), thrown open for the Public.
The Metro Railway, Kolkata was constructed progressively from 1972 to 2021. In Phase-I, a length of 16.45 Kms from Dum Dum to Tollygunge (Mahanayak Uttam Kumar) completed in 1995 and in Phase-II a length of 5.834 Kms from Mahanayak Uttam Kumar to Kavi Nazrul Metro station is completed in August, 2009.
In October 2010, Metro services further extended up to Kavi Subhash, a length of 2.851 Kms. It further extended Dum Dum to Noapara, a length of 2.091 Kms, on 10th July 2013. The last leg was opened on 23rd February 2021 for commercial operation from Noapara to Dakshineswar (4.139 Kms).
It extended in the East-West axis from Salt Lake Sector-V to Salt Lake Stadium, covering a length of 5.3 kms with 6 stations on 13th February 2020 and further extended from Salt Lake Stadium to Phoolbagan on 4th October 2020 (1.67 kms). It is further extended from Phoolbagan to Sealdah (2.33 kms) on 11th July 2022.
Source: Kolkata Metro- Press Release | Images Credit: Kolkata Metro