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India to Unveil its First Underwater Metro

By: Geetanjali

India to Unveil its First Underwater Metro 

India is all set to get its first underwater metro. The metro line will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, the line will be  constructed under Kolkata’s Hooghly River. Connecting Esplanade and Howrah Maiden.

India to Unveil its First Underwater Metro 

Besides, the PM will also inaugurate Kavi Subhash- Hemanta Mukhopadhyay and the Taratala- Majerhat metro division in Kolkata.This will ease the urban mobility and West to East connectivity in Kolkata. In April, 2023 Kolkata Metro like today, created history by driving through a tunnel under the river Hooghly, first time in India.

Today, Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS(Rapid Rail Transit System) virtually, from Muradnagar extension to

Modi Nagar North, which is 17 Km long. First phase of RRTS from Delhi to Meerut was inaugurated on October 20, 2023.

Kolkata metro is planning to start its commercial operations by June-July in the West-East metro Corridor, from Salt Lake Sector V to Howrah Maiden which is going to be 16.6 Km long metro line.

FAQ

01. An interesting fact about India’s first underwater metro tunnel?

Howrah is currently the deepest metro station, situated at a depth of 33 metres. While, Howrah Maidan-Esplanade division from Kolkata Metro to be the first underwater transport tunnel under any water body in India.

02. Where is the first underwater tunnel constructed?

It is constructed below Hooghly river, connecting the east and west side of Kolkata Metro.

03. What is the length of the underwater metro tunnel?

The metro tunnel is 520 metres long.

04. How much time will it take to cross through the underwater metro tunnel?

It will hardly take a minute, maximum will take 45-50 sec to pass through the tunnel.

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