KOLKATA, INDIA (Metro Rail News): The newly constructed metro stretch between Kavi Subhas and Salt Lake sector five stations was inspected by the Manoj Joshi, GM, Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC), and other senior officers of the metro railway. Mr. Joshi was also accompanied by Amit Roy, executive director, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL).
RVNL is the implementing agency of the other metro’s projects of the city. Still, Metro Railway is the umbrella organization that looks after the proper execution and operation of the city’s rapid transit system. Moreover, a new section of 5 km between Hemanta Mukherjee station to Kavi Subhas terminal will also join Kavi Subhas with Airport passing through New Town and EM Bypass. Most of the track laying is over on the 5 km stretch even the work at some stations like EM Bypass, JM Nandi is about to get their finishing touches. However, at the Avishikta crossing, a gap of 120m is required to get filled for the full functioning of the metro to get started.
The main investigation points were the rake-reversal arrangements and the interchanging points between the two segments of the Kavi Subhas Metro Stations and the New Garia station near the Eastern Railway. Kavi Subhas is a significant terminal as it is the meeting point between the north-south line and the New Garia -Airport line. The officials later inspected other metro stations like Satyajit ray, JN Nandi, Kavi Sukanta, Salt Lake, Beliaghata, Sector V Stations etc. Moreover, Joshi also discussed the action plans which is needed for bridging the discontinuities of the viaduct.