The country is all set to get its first-ever underwater metro service in Kolkata

The country is all set to get its first-ever underwater metro service in Kolkata

Posted by Marine2Alpine on Wednesday, 19th June 2024.

India’s first underwater Metro line was inaugurated in Kolkata on Wednesday 06.03.2024. This groundbreaking addition connects the city center at Esplanade with Howrah, providing a faster communication alternative for daily commuters in one of the densely populated cities of the country. This event will not only mark a monumental stride transforming how people travel in the city, but will also help them to save time and avoid traffic jams.

The inauguration ceremony, led by Prime Minister Modi, is anticipated to be a grand affair, attended by dignitaries, officials, and the eager public keen on experiencing this revolutionary metro service firsthand.

Here are some key details about this remarkable project:

Route: The underwater Metro route spans 520 meters under the Hooghly River in just 45 seconds.

Deepest Metro Station: The Howrah Maidan-Esplanade section includes the deepest Metro station in India, situated 30 meters deep beneath the riverbed at Howrah.

Significance: This Metro line is the first transportation tunnel under a river in India.

Expansion: A head of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, a total of 11.45 kilometers is being added to the existing Kolkata Metro network, including extensions on the Orange, Green, and Purple Lines.

Metro Network Growth: Since its inception in 1984, the Kolkata Metro Network has expanded significantly. Notably, between 2014 and 2023, the network witnessed the highest-ever expansion of 14.23 kilometers in a single year, contributing to a 36% increase in the existing network.

Current Network: Presently, the Kolkata metro network spans a total of 47.93 kilometers, covering the North-South Corridor, East-West Corridor, and Joka-Esplanade Corridor. An additional 13.27 kilometers of extension is planned.

This underwater marvel represents a remarkable achievement in urban transportation infrastructure, enhancing connectivity and easing travel for residents and visitors alike.

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