Shri Manoj Joshi, GM, Kolkata Metro Railway inspects Howrah Maidan to Esplanade stretch of East-West Metro Corridor

Shri Manoj Joshi, General Manager, Metro Railway made detailed inspection of Howrah Maidan to Esplanade stretch of East-West Metro Corridor o­n 09. 09.2021. He started his inspection from Howrah Maidan Metro station along with senior Metro Railway and Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation (KMRCL) officials.

  • During the inspection, the progress of works of underground stations, traction sub stations, power supply systems, ventilation & air-conditioning systems, Platform Screen doors and other subsystems was reviewed.
  • Shri Joshi also conducted a trolley inspection from Howrah Maidan to Esplanade Metro station and inspected the tunnel section and progress of construction of cross passages.

  • Shri Manas Sarkar, Managing Director, KMRCL briefed him about the progress of work of this stretch.  
  • The General Manager also inspected the upcoming Howrah Maidan, Howrah, Mahakaran and Esplanade stations of East-West Metro along with entry and exit to stations and planning for interchange of passengers at Howrah and Esplanade stations.  
  • Shri Joshi expressed his satisfaction after seeing the progress of the work and advised all to complete all the pending works within the deadline.

Bottom Slab Casting:

Meanwhile, works of all Metro projects in the city have been going o­n smoothly even during the present restriction imposed due to Covid pandemic. A major progress of Noapara to Barasat via Bimanbandar Metro project was achieved o­n 29.08.2021 as the casting work of the bottom slab of 64 meter long RCC Box tunnel was completed. 

  • For this work, 632 cubic meter concrete have been casted below the very busy VIP Road and Airport Entry Road.
  • It was a very challenging work as traffic movements o­n these two very busy roads were not disturbed during this work, except a few diversions. 
  • This casting work started at 16.50 hrs. o­n 27.08.2021 and it was completed o­n 29.08.2021 at 00.53 hrs.

Source: Metro Railway Kolkata-Press Release