The East-West Metro’s Sealdah station was inaugurated by Union Minister for Women and Child welfare, Smriti Irani on Monday, 11th July 2022. It will help the daily commuters reach their destination from the Sealdah railway station to the city more easily avoiding the bus route.
The new Sealdah Metro station, which is located adjacent to Sealdah Railway station has been built at an estimated cost of Rs 1,250 crore and will help over 35,000 commuters reach their destination each day, said the Union Minister. The Indian Railways has also enhanced the state’s infrastructure by providing multiple services through the Metro. Smriti Irani said the government has taken necessary steps to strengthen the infrastructure and communication system in the region in order to accommodate the increasing population, especially the workforce.
The commercial services will begin on July 14 at the newly-opened Sealdah Metro station, which is part of the East-West corridor. The service is now available between the IT hub of the city, Sector V and Phoolbagan and will be further extended by 2.33 km to connect Teghoria with Howrah by going underneath the Hooghly River. A part of the metro line runs under the Hoogly river and is the first of its kind in the country. The first phase of the metro route between Salt Lake Sector V and Salt Lake Stadium was inaugurated by Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on February 13, 2020, and commercial services started on 14 February 2020.