Kolkata Metro Update: RVNL starts segment launching work near proposed Nalban Metro Station

Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) has started the segment launching work between Pier Nos. 377 to 382 at Nicco Park area after the all important traffic diversion granted near Nicco Park by Traffic Police Department, for the New Garia-Bimanbandar via Rajarhat Metro project. Sub-structure work at this location had been completed long back.

More Details:

  • RVNL held several rounds of discussions with Traffic Department officials. Earlier in August, 2022 the Traffic Department had issued NOC for traffic diversion with some conditions.
  • As this stretch is surrounded by a canal on o­ne side and Nicco Park on another side, in order to build a ground supporting system for segment launching work, RVNL had to dismantle 2.5 m wide garden in the middle of the road, street light poles, decorative poles etc. and make alternative arrangements.
  • After making these arrangements RVNL officials held another meeting with CP, Bidhannagar and o­n 13.03.2023 NOC for diversion of traffic was issued. This diversion is required as RVNL needs a 10.5 metre stretch in the middle of the road from Pier Nos. 377 to 382 to start the segment launching work for construction of the viaduct here.

  • RVNL has also constructed a Bus Stop at Pier No.374 near Nicco Park as per the request of the Traffic Department for the benefit of the common people.
  • After this, the permission to start the work has been received and without wasting time this much awaited work near Nicco Park has got underway from 12.08.2023 night. It is expected that this construction work of the viaduct which would be the approach to proposed Nalban station would be over within three months.

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