Shri Manoj Joshi, GM, Kolkata Metro Railway reviews all o­n-going Metro projects

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Shri Manoj Joshi, General Manager, Metro Railway has stressed o­n timely completion of all o­n-going Metro projects in the city. During a high level review meeting held o­n 08.09.2021. Shri Joshi took stock of the progress of all o­n-going projects and instructed concerned officials to expedite all pending works so that Metro projects can be completed within the deadline.

  • The General Manager also reviewed the progress of works from Phoolbagan to Sealdah Metro Station of the East-West Metro corridor.
  • The issues related to imparting training and manpower planning for opening of Sealdah Metro station were also discussed.
  • Shri Joshi also emphasized o­n further improving Metro Railway colonies and rolling stocks maintenance practices.

Bottom Slab Casting:

Meanwhile, works of the 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 has been achieved o­n 29.08.2021 as the casting work of the bottom slab of 64 meter long RCC Box tunnel has been 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 was started at 16.50 hrs. o­n 27.08.2021 and it was completed o­n 29.08.2021 at 00.53 hrs.

Rooftop Solar Plant:

Meanwhile, Shri Manoj Joshi o­n 27.08.2021 has dedicated a 1.24 MWp rooftop solar power plant to the service of the Nation.

  • This power plant has been installed o­n the roofs of the two major buildings of Central Park Depot of East-West Metro and is scattered over 19173 sq. metre rooftop area. 
  • As a result, Metro Railway will be able to save Rs. 45 lakhs (approx) per annum.
  • This project which has been executed through Public Private Partnership Mode is equipped with all standard protections and safety checks. 
  • Metro Railway has provided the rooftop areas whereas the solar power developer has done complete designing, procurement, installation, testing and commissioning work.  
  • Solar power developers will also operate and maintain this plant for 25 years.  
  • This plant has been constructed as a part of 100 MW-peak rooftop solar generation projects for Indian Railways which aims to become ‘Net Zero Carbon Emitter’ by 2030.
  • Shri Joshi also dedicated Rake No: MR 609 to the service of the Nation today.
  • Shri Manoj Joshi, General Manager, Metro Railway, Shri Manas Sarkar, MD, KMRCL and other senior officers of Metro Railway also planted saplings inside the Central Park Depot.

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

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