Kolkata Metro starts erection of 76 m girder on EM bypass for Kavi Subhas-Bimanbandar via Rajarhat Metro corridor

Metro Railway (Kolkata) Kavi Subhas-Bimanbandar via Rajarhat Metro corridor has got a major boost as erection of 76-metre long steel girder o­n the viaduct section in between Pier No. 166 to 167 started.

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Kolkata Metro’s construction work of Kavi Subhas-Bimanbandar via Rajarhat Metro Corridor has got a major boost. Overcoming all odds, erection of 76-metre long steel girder o­n the viaduct section in between Pier No. 166 to 167 near Calcutta International School has got underway from 24.09.2023.

In order to execute this work smoothly, north-bound traffic blocks on E.M. Bypass has been taken to divert the traffic. Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) has cleared the area at the airport side of the road bridge, which has been constructed by them recently for this work o­n 13.09.2023.

In spite of the heavy downpour, Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL), the executing agency has immediately started the preparatory works along with fixing of supporting structures from the adjoining canal bed.

To complete the work within the stipulated time i.e. 60 days, more than 100 staff and workers have been deployed at the site. Three (3) heavy-duty cranes of 300 MT, 20 MT and 14 MT are being used along with four (4) trailers and o­ne (1) JCB excavator.

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 accomplished 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) accomplished in 1995 and in Phase-II a length of 5.834 Kms from Mahanayak Uttam Kumar to Kavi Nazrul Metro station is accomplished 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