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    Anu T S in News

    06 Mar 09:31 AM


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    Modi in Kolkata: PM unveils India's 1st underwater Metro route, other projects of ₹15,400 crore

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, March 6, inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various projects worth ₹15,400 crore in Kolkata as part of his 10-day visit to 12 states and union territories (UTs).This is his second visit to West Bengal within five days.
    Some projects PM Modi inaugurated in Kolkata, West Bengal:
    PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Howrah Maidan-Esplanade section of Kolkata Metro's East-West corridor,signalling India's first venture into underwater Metro services. According to an official release, the 4.8-km stretch of the East-West Metro has been built at a cost of ₹4,965 crore and will have the deepest Metro station in India at Howrah-30 metres below the ground level. The corridor will help connect key areas such as the IT hub Salt Lake Sector V.
    According to the Central Railways, while the Howrah Maidan-Esplanade section of Kolkata Metro's East-West corridor is inaugurated today,the passenger services will begin at a later date.
    Source-Hindustan Times