underwater Metro The East-West Corridor project of Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) which will be India’s first underwater metro service, is expected to be completed by June 2023.

The Metro Line, which will connect Salt Lake to Howrah via Kolkata with a stretch below Hooghly river, is operational between Sector-V and Sealdah stations.

The balance section from Sealdah to Howrah Maidan is targeted to be completed is June 2023.

Of the total 16.55 km length of the project, 9.30 km between Sector-V and Sealdah is operational. The remaining 7.25 km length is likely to be operational within less than a year’s time.

Currently, Green Line in Kolkata covers a distance of 6. 97 km between Sector-V in east Kolkata, and Phoolbagan. For half a kilometre, the passenger will travel through below the water in less than a minute.


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