Kolkata Metro To Offer Its Commuters With  Illuminated Metro Tunnels To Give Under The River Feeling

Plans are underway to incorporate special sound effects to enhance passengers’ experience in this section.

Kolkata Metro To Offer Its Commuters With Illuminated Metro Tunnels To Give Under The River Feeling
Kolkata Metro To Offer Its Commuters With Illuminated Metro Tunnels To Give Under The River Feeling

KOLKATA (Metro Rail News): The dream of the Under the River Metro journey in India will be fulfilled very soon as the East-West Metro is all set to ply under the River Hooghly this year. 

Under The River Feeling 

Commuters of the East-West Metro Corridor, which will connect Howrah Maidan with Salt Lake Sector V, can enjoy this Under the River Metro Journey thoroughly.  For this, special illumination of the inner walls of the tunnels under the river with blue lights has been arranged to give the effects of water around the moving rake.

The tunnels 

The twin subaqueous tunnels 350 metres downstream of Rabindra Setu (Howrah Bridge) have been burrowed with the help of Earth Pressure Balancing Tunnel Boring Machines through pre-dominantly stiff clayey silt. Construction of this engineering marvel was completed in a record 66 days, and under the river, the length of this tunnel is 520 metres.  


Though the non-transparent tunnels are circular bored tunnels of internal diameters 5.55 metres with 275 mm thick RCC segmental permanent liners, commuters will still feel they are travelling under the river Hooghly. 


These magnificent tunnels will connect two century-old cities, Howrah and Kolkata, under the river Hooghly, which was unthinkable a few years ago. Metro Authorities are making elaborate arrangements to make this underwater journey, which will last for approx 45 secs., of all passengers memorable. 

Illuminated Fishes 

Also, illuminated fishes will be swimming around the rake during this journey. Forty such illuminated fishes will be swimming o­n the inner walls of the tunnels.  The Internationally famous multinational Phillips has made this particular arrangement.

Metro Railway also thinks of special sound effects in this section to make this unique journey a riveting o­ne.

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  1. It is really a brightest feather in the cap of kolkata metro. Looking forward to pass through it❤️

  2. We want east west metro start runs from sealdah to howrah as early as possible. Its my suggession as well as earnest request from all passenger that Metro authority should keep in mind that metro timing and local EMU timing start for early morning at sealdah to howrah at least 5am so the passenger can catch early morning train fom howrah with the help of east west metro….


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