PM Modi Takes Ride in India’s First Underwater Metro in Kolkata with Students 

The E-W metro corridor features India's first under-river transportation tunnel, stretching 520m below the River Hooghly.

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PM Modi Takes Ride in India’s First Underwater Metro in Kolkata with Students
PM Modi Takes Ride in India’s First Underwater Metro in Kolkata with Students
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KOLKATA (Metro Rail News):  Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a ride in India’s first underwater Metro in its inaugural drive. 

Inaugural Drive 

The PM was accompanied by the workers and engineers who had worked on the project. The students also accompanied him.

PM Wrote on his Twitter

Prime Minister wrote, “The Metro tour was a memorable one for those who worked on the project and the grateful company of these youngsters. We also travelled through the tunnel under the river Hooghly” on his Twitter handle. 

First Underwater Metro 

The East-West Metro currently covers a distance of 9.2km, extending from Sector V to Sealdah. The Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC), responsible for the 16km corridor between Sector V and Howrah Maidan, has encountered challenges leading to the decision to limit operations to a truncated route from Esplanade to Howrah Maidan starting at the end of this year, bypassing further extension beyond Sealdah.

Underwater Metro 

The E-W metro corridor boasts India’s inaugural under-river transportation tunnel beneath the River Hooghly, spanning 520 meters in length and positioned 13 meters beneath the riverbed. Additionally, it hosts one of the most profound metro stations, Howrah, reaching a depth of 30 meters underground.


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