Kolkata (Metro Rail News): The Kolkata Metro officials conducted a long meeting at Metro Rail Bhavan to review the preparedness of commencement of services after it is going to reopen after six months.
The meeting was conducted a day after the State government issued a notification mentioning Metro Rail will be permitted to run in a graded manner with effect from September 8.
Metro officials reviewed the sanitisation work of Metro stations and rakes at a high-level meeting held at Metro Rail Bhavan today. During this meeting, attended by senior officers of Metro Railway, instructions were given to the concerned departments to sanitize all stations and rakes of Metros regularly to contain the spread of Coronavirus.
The East-West Metro corridor’s Phoolbagan station may soon have its inauguration after metro rail services resume. “The infrastructure of the Phoolbagan station is complete.
The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) had already inspected East-West Metro’s 3km stretch from Salt Lake Stadium till the Sealdah crossover and the underground Phoolbagan station,” said an official. The East-West Metro has 12 stations – Howrah Maidan, Howrah, Mahakaran, Esplanade, Sealdah, Phoolbagan, Salt Lake Stadium, Bengal Chemical, City Center, Central Park, Karunamoyee and Salt Lake Sector V. The first phase of East-West Metro connecting the city’s tech hub of Salt Lake Sector V with the Yuva Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium) was inaugurated by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on February 13, 2020.