Kolkata metro construction

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Kolkata Metro Seeks To List Halted Metro Work Under Essential Service

The Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation is planning to write to the government to allow construction work to be listed as an essential service to finish the project before the June 2022 deadline. Reportedly, the 16-km Kolkata East-West Metro corridor constructions have hindered due to the lockdown-imposed restrictions since May 16. Earlier, the Rail Vikas Nigam Limited has also written to various government agencies seeking exemption in … read-more

Thu, 20 May 2021 - 08:10 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: West Bengal, Kolkata Metro, COVID-19 restrictions, Essential Commodities, construction

Courtesy: The Times of India

Kolkata Metro

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Kolkata Metro Cancels Mandatory E-passes To Travel From January 18

The Kolkata Metro Authorities announced that from January 18 passengers would not require e-passes to commute. Earlier, the city's metro services resumed from September 14 following the COVID-19 propelled lockdown and mandated e-passes for boarding the metro trains. Besides the new relaxation, the Kolkata metro spokesperson Indrani Banerjee has announced to increase the frequency of the weekday services on the North-South Line from 228 to 240… read-more

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 - 07:52 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Kolkata Metro, E-Pass, Metro, Lockdown

Courtesy: NDTV

Minister Piyush Goyal, Prakash Javdekar and  Dharmendra Pradhan

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Cabinet Approves East-West Metro Corridor in Kolkata, New Schemes Announced

Commerce and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on October 7 informed that the cabinet had approved the East-West Metro corridor project for Kolkata city. Speaking about the outcomes of the cabinet meeting, the ministers said that the metro project with an estimated budget of Rs 8575 crore is expected to be completed by December 2021. Minister… read-more

Wed, 07 Oct 2020 - 04:45 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: Cabinet Meeting, Kolkata Metro, Japan, Canada, Covid-19

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