Various Connectivity Projects worth Rs. 15000 Cr Come up in Kolkata

  •  the projects include Metro Rail and Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS).
    • The Prime Minister took a metro ride on the Esplanade – Howrah Maidan metro route, India’s first underwater Metro in Kolkata.
    • He interacted with shramiks and schoolchildren on his journey.
    • The journey was made memorable thanks to the company of the youngsters and those who worked on this project.
    • The Howrah Maidan-Esplanade Metro section has India’s first underwater transportation tunnel.
    • The Prime Minister also flagged off train services on these sections.
    • The projects aim to enhance avenues for ensuring ease of urban mobility and provide seamless, easy, and comfortable connectivity.
    • The Howrah Metro Station is the deepest in India.
    • The Majerhat Metro Station, on the Taratala – Majerhat Metro section, is a unique elevated Metro station across railway lines, platforms, and canals.
    • Agra Metro’s section will enhance connectivity to historical tourist places.
    • The RRTS section will boost economic activity in NCR.

 

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