Kolkata Metro update: First trial run conducted on Noapara-Dakshineswar Metro extension

The first trial run of Noapara – Dakshineswar extension stretch of North-South Metro has been conducted smoothly o­n 23.12.2020. This trial run started from Noapara at 10.30 a.m.   Shri Manoj Joshi, General Manager, Metro Railway Kolkata was present during this trial run.

  • He inspected the entire stretch from Noapara to Dakshineswar via Baranagar from the Driving Motorman’s cab both in UP and DN direction.
  • After reaching Dakshineswar, Shri Joshi inspected the platforms, concourse, entry and exit gates, circulating area, lifts, escalators and other passenger amenities which will be provided at this station. 
  • Senior Officers of Metro Railway and RVNL were present in this trial run.

Recent Achievement:

The construction work of Noapara – Barasat via Bimanbandar Metro project has been going o­n in full swing. During Covid times and also in the  new normal situation, a significant progress of this project has been achieved. Top slab casting of the proposed Bimanbandar Station has been completed o­n 08.12.2020. 

  • This work started from 07.12.2020 morning and after 30 hours of continuous concreting in which 1730 cubic metre concrete were used with the help of 20 transit mixtures, this milestone has been achieved.
  • On the same day (08.12.2020), casting work of a diaphragm wall of Bimanbandar station subway was also completed. 
  • 90 cubic metre concrete was consumed to complete the concreting work of this wall having dimension of 18 metre X 5 metre X 1 metre. 
  • This subway will connect Bimanbandar station with Jessore Road. 
  • Apart from this, the abandoned Circular Railway piers at the entry point of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport are also being cut using noise free, vibration free and dust free cutting machines fitted with Diamond cutter. 
  • In the last three days, Pier No: P-84, P-85 & P-86  have been cut.
  • Besides Bimanbander station, work at Jessore Road station has also been going o­n smoothly. 
  • A 127- metre long noise barrier to prevent noise pollution at NAD Colony of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is being erected. 
  • 102 columns of this barrier have already been erected. 
  • Covering work of these columns are now going o­n.

Source: Metro Railway, Kolkata-Press Release

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