WB Transport Minister takes stock of Metro projects

The West Bengal Transport minister Firhad Hakim on Monday, 14th June 2021, conducted his first meeting with various authorities to expedite the ongoing Metro projects.

Around 1pm, Hakim met officials of Metro Railway, RVNL and Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) at Kasba’s Paribahan Bhavan. Among those present were Kolkata Police commissioners Soumen Mitra and state transport secretary Rajesh Sinha.

The minister enquired about the various timelines and target commissioning dates of the ongoing Metro projects. While RVNL is tasked to build most of the corridors in and around Kolkata, KMRC is the implementing agency of the East-West Metro, which is eyeing a Sealdah extension early next year and completion of the entire 16km from Sector V to Howrah Maidan.

KMRC officials told the minister that to extend the 7km Sector V-Phoolbagan stretch by another 1km till Sealdah, the Metro station coming up inside the Sealdah station should be finished as early as possible.

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