Shri Manoj Joshi, GM, Kolkata Metro Railway reviews progress of ongoing Metro projects

Shri Manoj Joshi, General Manager, Metro Railway, Kolkata reviewed the progress of works of the all o­n-going Metro projects in the city at a high level meeting held at Metro Rail Bhavan o­n 23.02.2021.

  • He instructed all concerned officials to carry o­n intense up keeping works of Metro rakes, tunnels, tracks, viaduct, electrical installation, ventilation system and power supply system.

Recent Achievement:

On 22 February, 2021, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated 4.1 kms extension from Noapara to Dakshineswar& Flagging off first Metro service in Noapara and Dakshineswar section.

  • The much awaited extension from Noapara to Dakshineswar of Metro Railway was inaugurated and the first service was flagged off by Hon’ble Prime Minister. 
  • This 4.1 kms extension from Noapara to Dakshineswar has been constructed at a cost of Rs.464 crores., fully funded by the Govt. of India.
  • This extended stretch will provide fast, easy, pollution-free travel, bereft of traffic snarls to thousands of commuters in the city and its adjoining areas. 
  • Around 50,000 daily commuters coming from Howrah, Hooghly, and North 24 Parganas will be benefited from this extension.  
  • Passengers of Howrah – Bardhaman Main line, Chord line, Howrah-Katwa line and Howrah – Tarakeswar branch line of Eastern Railway will be able to avail Metro services by merely crossing the Bally Bridge. 
  • Students, professors and foreign scholars of Indian Statistical Institute, Baranagar Campus, Rabindra Bharati University and Economics Department of Calcutta University will also be benefited. 
  • Baranagar and Dakshineswar stations built on this extended stretch, are in close proximity to Eastern Railway’s Baranagar and Dakshineswar stations and Belghoria Expressway, the Gateway to the North 24 Parganas district.
  • With this extension, lakhs of tourists and devotees will be able to visit the two world famous Kali Temples at Kalighat and Dakshineswar easily by Metro. 
  • Commuting from Dakshineswar to KaviSubhash (New Garia) by Metro will take only 62 minutes  as compared to 2 ½ hours by road.
  • The two newly built stations at Baranagar and Dakshineswar are replete with modern passenger amenities like lifts, escalators, toilets, tactiles, sitting chairs and various safety arrangements like fire fighting facilities, Earthquake Monitoring and Lightning Protection System etc. 
  • These two stations are also aesthetically designed and decorated with murals, photographs, sculptures and idols.

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