Kolkata Metro update: Casting of 2nd slab of Bimanbandar Metro station completed

The construction work of Noapara-Barasat via Bimanbandar Metro project has been going o­n in full swing. In recent times, a significant progress of this project has been achieved. 

  • The Top slab casting of the proposed Bimanbandar Metro station was completed o­n 19.01.2021 earlier.
  • Casting work of the 2nd concourse slab of Bimanbandar station has been completed o­n 24.03.2021. 
  • This work started at 14:30 hrs o­n 23.03.2021 and after 17 hrs of concreting completed at 07.30 hrs o­n 24.03.2021. 
  • In this casting work, 3 concrete pumps along with 20 transit mixers were used. 
  • 45 labourers and 14 engineers were actively engaged towards completion of this work.  
  • 875 cubic meter concrete were consumed in this casting work.

Recent Achievement:

On 22 February, 2021, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated 4.1 kms extension from Noapara to Dakshineswar& Flagging off first Metro service in Noapara and Dakshineswar section.

  • The much awaited extension from Noapara to Dakshineswar of Metro Railway was inaugurated and the first service was flagged off by Hon’ble Prime Minister.
  • This 4.1 kms extension from Noapara to Dakshineswar has been constructed at a cost of Rs.464 crores., fully funded by the Govt. of India.
  • This extended stretch will provide fast, easy, pollution-free travel, bereft of traffic snarls to thousands of commuters in the city and its adjoining areas.
  • Around 50,000 daily commuters coming from Howrah, Hooghly, and North 24 Parganas will be benefited from this extension.  
  • Passengers of Howrah – Bardhaman Main line, Chord line, Howrah-Katwa line and Howrah – Tarakeswar branch line of Eastern Railway will be able to avail Metro services by merely crossing the Bally Bridge.
  • Students, professors and foreign scholars of Indian Statistical Institute, Baranagar Campus, Rabindra Bharati University and Economics Department of Calcutta University will also be benefited.
  • Baranagar and Dakshineswar stations built on this extended stretch, are in close proximity to Eastern Railway’s Baranagar and Dakshineswar stations and Belghoria Expressway, the Gateway to the North 24 Parganas district.
  • With this extension, lakhs of tourists and devotees will be able to visit the two world famous Kali Temples at Kalighat and Dakshineswar easily by Metro.
  • Commuting from Dakshineswar to KaviSubhash (New Garia) by Metro will take only 62 minutes  as compared to 2 ½ hours by road.
  • The two newly built stations at Baranagar and Dakshineswar are replete with modern passenger amenities like lifts, escalators, toilets, tactiles, sitting chairs and various safety arrangements like fire fighting facilities, Earthquake Monitoring and Lightning Protection System etc.
  • These two stations are also aesthetically designed and decorated with murals, photographs, sculptures and idols.

Source: Metro Railway, Kolkata-Press Release