Kolkata Metro completes the construction of subway connecting the Airport Terminal with Bimanbandar Station

Kolkata Metro has successfully completed the construction of the Diaphragm wall DW-40 of the Subway connecting Jai Hind Station to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (NSCBI)Terminal Building.

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  • Construction works of different metro projects in the city have been going o­n in full swing.
  • A major milestone has been achieved in construction of underground Jai Hind (Bimanbandar) station recently. Construction work of this diaphragm wall Cage having Length- 17.405 metre, Width – 4.00 metre and weight-15 MT started at 15.00 hrs.on 02.05.23.
  • For carrying out this work, diversion of traffic near Airport Volvo Bus stand was required.
  • After receiving approval  from the Airport Authority of India & Bidhannagar Commissionerate, the traffic near Airport Terminal was blocked from 22:30 hrs of 02.05.2023 till 07:56 hrs of 03.05.2023.
  • All safety precautions were ensured while blocking the road such as the display of traffic signages, deployment of traffic marshalls etc.

Shri Kausik Mitra, CPRO, Metro Railway has thanked Airport Authority of India and  Bidhannagar Commissionerate for their support and help to sort out the hurdles in the execution of Bimanbandar Metro Project.

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

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