Kolkata Metro Update: Construction work of the underground metro tunnels under the VIP Road and Airport Entry Road is completed

Kolkata Metro has successfully completed the construction work of the underground metro tunnels under the very busy VIP Road and Airport Entry Road has also successfully been completed.

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  • Construction works of different metro projects in the city have been going o­n in full swing.
  • Construction work of twin tunnels underneath an existing Christian Burial Ground near Bimanbandar Metro station was a difficult task but with the co-operation of Christian Burial Board, it has been successfully completed.
  • The approach tunnel adjacent to Automated Mail Processing Centre (Airport Post & Telegraph Office) has been successfully completed with the cooperation of India Post Department.
  • Restoration of pathway and fencing at Airport Gate No-1 to Departure Terminal flyover, Meteorological Building & Bimanbandar Yard for seamless movement of passengers has been completed.
  • In view of the G-20 summit, landscaping & beautification works of approximately 15,000 sqm (1.5 lakhs square feet) over the approach tunnel have been completed.
  • CPRO has said we are thankful to the Airport Authority of India, Postal Department Officials for whole hearted support  for eradication of hurdles in execution of Metro’ s construction work of this Bimanbandhar Metro Station.

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