The Kolkata city made a historical benchmark by constructing India’s first underwater metro tunnel. It may be noted that the project initially designed in the year 1971 for the layout of East-West metro corridor, The East-West metro corridor will go through major Hooghly river.
According to news reports, more than 85% of work done and services are going to operate in a concise period. Initially, the foundation and construction started in the year 2009 with a mission to get ready by 2021. The good thing is the underwater train facility connecting two major traffic stations, Howrah and Mahakarn Railway stations soon passengers take advantage of new facilities offered by the government.
The project details:
Train expected minimum speed 80km/hour for reaching destinations from Howrah to Mahakaran metro stations and 520 m twin tunnel has been built 30 m below the riverbed. Of the 16.6 km route of the East-West Metro project and the tunneling covers around 10.6 Km.
Indian Railway Minister Piyush Goyal mentioned that Most of the common people are getting benefited from the project specified by the Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, and this is a first-ever underwater tunnel in the country, the total construction made with worlds greatest technology and most of the professionals involved in the project for creating a new milestone.
Project estimated budget :
The total estimated cost of the East-West Metro project is around Rs 9,000 crore. the underwater tunnel cost around Rs 60 crore is estimated, most of the tunnel work is going to complete soon, said by the railway ministry officials.
Another project would get approval
According to reports Railway safety commissioner on Salt Lake Sector 5 from the Salt Lake stadium, covering around 5 kilometers, soon going to get approval from the government.