Multiple development projects inaugurated in Kolkata, West Bengal

The Prime Minister took an overview of all metro projects along with metro rides on the Esplanade - Howrah Maidan metro route, India's first Underwater Metro in Kolkata. An interaction with Shramiks and school children was also done.

Multiple development projects inaugurated in Kolkata, West Bengal

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for multiple connectivity projects worth Rs 15,400 crores in Kolkata today. The development projects are recommended to cater to the urban mobility sector including Metro Rail and Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS).

Aiming to focus on enhancing avenues for ensuring ease of urban mobility, the Prime Minister inaugurated Kolkata Metro's Howrah Maidan - Esplanade Metro section, Kavi Subhash - Hemanta Mukhopadhyay Metro section, Taratala - Majerhat Metro section (part of Joka- Esplanade line); Pune Metro from Ruby Hall Clinic to Ramwadi stretch; Kochi Metro Rail Phase I Extension project (Phase IB) from SN Junction Metro station to Tripunithura Metro station; Agra Metro's stretch from Taj East Gate to Mankameshwar; and Duhai-Modinagar (North) section of Delhi-Meerut RRTS Corridor. He flagged off train services on these sections.

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The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone for extending the Pune Metro Rail project Phase 1 between Pimpri Chinchwad Metro-Nigdi.

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The newly launched section of Agra Metro will improve connectivity to historical tourist sites. and comfortable connectivity. The Howrah Maidan - Esplanade Metro section of Kolkata Metro has India's first underwater transportation tunnel. Howrah Metro Station is the deepest metro station in India. Also, the Majerhat Metro Station, on the Taratala - Majerhat Metro section inaugurated today, is a unique elevated Metro station across railway lines, platforms, and canals. Agra Metro’s section inaugurated today will enhance connectivity to historical tourist places.

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