India’s first underwater Metro service inaugurated in Kolkata

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India’s first underwater Metro service inaugurated in Kolkata
India’s first underwater Metro service inaugurated in Kolkata
India’s first underwater Metro service inaugurated in Kolkata
Indian PM Narendra Modi inaugurates nation’s first below water metro route in Kolkata. Photo Courtesy: Narendra Modi X web page  

India’s first underwater Metro route was inaugurated in Kolkata on Wednesday (March 6, 2024) which can join metropolis centre Esplanade with Howrah, promising to offer a quicker communication various to day by day commuters in one of many densely populated cities of the nation.

Indian PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the brand new metro route the place a stretch of it would cross below the Hooghly River.

PM describes his metro journey as ‘memorable’

The Indian PM, who’s eyeing a comeback for the third straight time period following the nationwide polls in the approaching months, joined some faculty college students to undertake the metro journey.

Following the inauguration, Modi posted on X: “It’s a really big day for the individuals of Kolkata as town’s metro community will get considerably enhanced. Connectivity will get a lift and visitors will get decongested. It’s a proud second that the Howrah Maidan-Esplanade Metro part has the first underwater metro transportation tunnel below any main river in our nation.”

Describing his Metro journey as ‘memorable’, he stated: “The metro journey was made memorable because of the corporate of those kids and people who labored on this undertaking. We additionally travelled by means of the tunnel below the Hooghly river.”

Three Metro routes inaugurated

The Prime Minister inaugurated three metro routes in Kolkata.

The routes are Esplanade-Howrah Maidan, Taratala-Majherhat and New Garia-Ruby with the first being an underwater one.

Kolkata and its bond with Metro Rail

Kolkata can be town the place India’s first metro service began method again in 1984.

The part of the tunnel that stretches 520 meters below the Hooghly River would be the most important focal point for each KMRC officers and railway fanatics throughout India.

Once the trains have crossed the river, they’ll then cross by means of Howrah station, which is the deepest metro station in the nation, positioned 33 meters under the bottom.

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