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Kolkata gets a new Metro line today

Feb 13, 2020 11:24 IST

Kolkata residents are all set to get a new Metro line. The first phase of the East-West Metro corridor, connecting Sector V with Salt Lake Stadium in the city, will be inaugurated on Thursday by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. The six-km long Metro line has six stations — Sector V, Karunamoyee, Central Park, City Centre, Bengal Chemical and Salt Lake Stadium. The East-West Metro corridor between Sector V and Howrah Maidan stations comprises both, an elevated route covering 5.8 km and an underground section of 10.8 km. In a first in the country, tunnels have been bored under the Hooghly river to connect the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah through the rapid transit system.