Kolkata Metro update: Rs. 1221.3 crores allocated for Metro projects in Union Budget 2021-22

For implementing Metropolitan Transport Projects in Kolkata, Rs. 1221.3 crores have been allocated in 2021-2022 Union Budget. The details are hereunder: 

Name of the Project Allocation Allocation:

Name of the ProjectAllocation (2021-2022)Allocation (2020-2021) 
Noapara-Barasat via Bimanbandar (18 kms)Rs. 520 crores Rs. 204.47 crores
Dum Dum Airport-New Garia via Rajarhat (32 kms) Rs. 350 croresRs. 328 Crores
Joka-BBD Bag via Majerhat (16.72 kms)  3. Rs. 350 croresRs. 99 crores
East -West Metro (15.649 kms)  Rs. 900 croresRs. 905 crores 
  • For setting up smoke extraction facilities at underground stations, Rs. 5.3551 crores have been allocated. 
  • For augmentation, upgradation and modification of power supply installations 2.8018 crores have been allocated. 
  • For an integrated security system at 23 stations of Metro Railway, Rs. 1.8 crores have been allocated. 

Recent Achievement:

Shri Manoj Joshi, General Manager, inspected Noapara-Dakshineswar extension stretch of North-South Metro on 03.02.2021. He inspected the entire stretch from Noapara to Dakshineswar via Baranagar in the UP and DN directions.

  • The Speed Trial from Noapara to Dakshineswar was conducted smoothly on 03.02.2021. 
  • Shri Joshi, other high officials of Metro Railway and senior officers of Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) were present during this Speed Trial. 
  • A Medha rake was run at a maximum speed of 70 kms/hr to check the various parameters.
  • Shri Joshi also stressed o­n the safety aspects during this inspection and conducted a thorough inspection of the signaling system, platforms, concourse, entry and exit gates, panel room, circulating area, AFC PC gates, PA system and other passenger amenities at Baranagar and Dakshineswar stations.

Source: Metro Railway, Kolkata-Press Release | Image Credit (representational): Metro Railway Kolkata