Kolkata set to get a brand new underground metro after 25 years

After getting clearance by the Commission of Railway Safety, Phoolbagan metro station is ready to begin operation. Having an inspection, speed trial was conducted within Salt Lake Stadium-Phoolbagan, on the 1.6 km long stretch and back

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KOLKATA (Metro Rail News): After getting clearance by the Commission of Railway Safety, Phoolbagan metro station is ready to begin operation. Having an inspection, speed trial was conducted within Salt Lake Stadium-Phoolbagan, on the 1.6 km long stretch and back.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had inaugurated the 1st phase of Kolkata East-West Metro, in February. However, the commuters footfall had been quiet despite the fact it was established in the IT sector, where peak hour traffic can keep 1 waiting for over half an hour.

With this newly added station, passengers can travel from Sector 5-Phoolbagan in 16 minutes and the fare will be Rs 20. The Metro project sanctioned in 2008, from Bidhannagar-Howrah, looked at connecting 2 of the world’s busiest railway stations- Sealdah station-Howrah station.

To pass under the Hoogly River, this metro would be the 1st one in India. The total distance covered among Sector 5-Howrah Maidan would be 16.6 km where 5.8 km still elevated and the rest of it is all underground. In the 1st phase of Kolkata East-West Metro, now only Sealdah rests to be connected.

Kolkata Metro is still to finalise an inauguration date for the Phoolbagan station with the COVID-19 pandemic yet a concern in the country.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Very good news but there should not be any deraiment by political bosses of Bengal….already delayed by 5 years

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