Kolkata: National media reported that East-West Metro Railway, touted to be India’s first under-water train line, will run between Kolkata’s tech hub of Salt Lake Sector V and the Yuva Bharati Krirangan — a portion of the 16.60 km corridor — on February 13.
“It has been decided that the Metro will start its services from February 13,” said Union Minister Babul Supriyo.
This extravagant project is expected to reduce travel time and cost.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal will inaugurate the second metro line in the city.
According to reports, While 5.8 km of the 16.60 km is the elevated corridor, 10.8 km will run underground. 520-metre twin tunnels are a part of the stretch that runs below the 460-metre Hooghly river.