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Old Yesterday, 04:47 AM   #14801
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Old Yesterday, 05:34 AM   #14802
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Kolkata Metro: Tunnelling under Hooghly over
Work to construct two tunnels under the Hooghly riverbed for the Kolkata Metro began in the last week of April. The first tunnel was completed on May 23, and the second was completed on June 20. The twin tunnels have been constructed 13 metres below the riverbed.

The Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) has completed tunnelling under the Hooghly, as part of its project to provide Metro connectivity between Howrah and Kolkata. The 520-metre tunnel is part of the East West Metro project, to connect Howrah with Kolkata. It is a crucial link in the 16.6 km-long project, which is being built by KMRC at a cost of around Rs 9,000 crore. According to KMRC Managing Director Satish Kumar, this is the first such underwater project in the country.
“India has joined a select band of nations. Another rare feat has been achieved by Kolkata after getting the first Metro railway in the country in 1984. The KMRC team comprising 250 workers, including engineers from abroad, has completed the construction of India’s first underwater tunnel under Hooghly. It is a great feat for us,” Kumar said at a press conference.
Work to construct two tunnels under the riverbed began in the last week of April. The first tunnel was completed on May 23, and the second was completed on June 20. The twin tunnels have been constructed 13 metres below the riverbed, and 30 metres below the ground.
Operations for Phase I of the East-West Metro Corridor between Salt Lake and Phoolbagan will start in June next year. The 9.4-km-long Phase I has eight stations. Out of eight stations, two will be underground. Out of 9.4 kms, 5.8 kms are on an elevated track. The first rake, built by BEML, will arrive in December this year.
“Total 14 rakes will arrive before Phase I operations. Out of 14 rakes, 9 will be used for Phase I. Three additional rakes will come later. The rakes will run at 80 kmps, and at a 2.5 minute interval. Each rake will have six coaches, which will accommodate 2,068 passengers,” said Kumar.
He informed full operations would start from 2020, as work for Phase II (from Howrah Maidan to Sealdah Station) is yet to be completed.
“Two underground stations at Mahakaran (BBD Bag and Esplanade) will take three years to complete. So operation for Phase II, which means the entire East West Metro project, will not be completed before 2020,” Kumar said.
Meanwhile, KMRC has received clearance to start work on Phase II. Work on construction of the Esplanade station has already started. All air-conditioned metro stations of East West Metro project will have escalators, stairs, elevators and washrooms.

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Old Yesterday, 05:42 AM   #14803
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Apart from two places, the north south metro line for a very long time is neither having a mesh of network nor does it have many interchanges except charu market and dum dum... and now maybe new garia. ok i agree it is making a loss but did that stop the metro from expanding?

Why kalyani to triveni will have 10 to 15 years later??? it is quite possible that if we start building the metro there now, that area might become the next kolkata...

Thing is, why build the road after the houses have come where you have to give compensation and fight against encroachment... Build the road first when it is empty. The people will come automatically.
Completely agree. Problem is neither our politicians nor our babus make future-proof plans. They try to solve(on paper) yesterday's problems today and implement(in reality) it tomorrow. By then a new set of problem would have cropped up.

I hope Kolkata's babus become futuristic like Singapore- the most future ready city, IMHO. I Hope(just hope...ashai banche chasha) the current collaboration between Presi & Singapore govt schools the babus in being future-proof when it comes to urban planning.

Sadly, Bengal has not seen a futuristic leader after Dr Bidhan Roy. The planned suburbs apart from Kolkata that Bengal can boast of - Salt Lake, Kalyani, Durgapur, Asansol, Kharagpur(IIT) were all planned/seeded during his era.
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Old Yesterday, 11:40 AM   #14804
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I think in current situation metro till Kalyani is not a feasible idea. Rather, they should invest in 4-laning the Kalyani expressway (work has stopped for last 2 years) and creating a tunnel to connect KE with Belghoria expressway. With no major encroachment on the road, it can be achieved at the earliest. All major bridges and culverts and earthwork are already done till Barrackpore. Recently the road was transferred from KMDA to WB Highway Development Corporation.

Kalyani Metro can be done at a later stage, if needed. For now, they can introduce AC EMUs to utilise the existing infrastructure and provide comfortable journeys.
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Old Yesterday, 05:31 PM   #14805
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Inaugural newsletter issued by KMRC: http://www.kmrc.in/admin/uploaded_ne..._june_2017.pdf

Good to see this. Bangalore Metro issues monthly newsletters since many years..Chennai also does it probably. Finally some transparency to come to Kolkata as well.
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Old Yesterday, 06:19 PM   #14806
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Everyone here has so many ideas for our state and city but not even one in the government or political party.. .. If one among you could have donated your brain to the state ministers, we could have had much better progress. Not even one in the govt
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Old Yesterday, 06:51 PM   #14807
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Everyone here has so many ideas for our state and city but not even one in the government or political party.. .. If one among you could have donated your brain to the state ministers, we could have had much better progress. Not even one in the govt
We will stand on the upcoming elections as SSC FORUM PARTY
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The route map is still not updated at KMRC site and they started publishing newspaper :o

http://www.kmrc.in/route_map.php
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I can see near Axis mall/ Novotel beside the bridge 2 sequences parallel pillars are there .. On 1 sequence viaduct installation completed and another sequence only some pillars are installed ... Why 2 sequences??
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Actually the positive energy and goodwill in SSC Kolkata, could(should) have been better utilised had there stuff like 'Code for America in Bengal.

The govt. could have reached out to the citizens to use the talent in private sector for govt. work. I wonder why no one has thought about it for Bengal.
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