India To Get It’s Fitrst Underwater Metro Most Likely By June 2023

India's First Underwater Train Tunnel
India's First Underwater Train Tunnel Likely To Open By 2023
India's First Underwater Train Tunnel
India’s First Underwater Train Tunnel Likely To Open By 2023

The East-West Corridor Project, which will be India’s first underwater metro service, is anticipated to be finished by June 2023, according to the project’s implementing organisation Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC).
The metro line is now in use between Sector V and Sealdah stations. It will eventually connect Salt Lake City to Howrah through Kolkata and a section below the Hooghly river.

The remaining portion from Sealdah to Howrah Maidan is scheduled to be completed by June 2023, according to a statement from the KMRC.

9.30 km of the project’s total 16.55 km are in operation between Sector V and Sealdah. It predicted that the remaining 7.25 km would be operational in less than a year.

Millions of commuters will be greatly relieved when the project is finished since it will link the congested Howrah and Sealdah railway stations with the Esplanade stop of the North-South Line of the Kolkata Metro.

10.8 km of the total 16.55 km of the route are underground, and 5.8 km are elevated.

The project, which was initially expected to be finished by December 2021, has been delayed as a result of incidents that occurred at Bowbazar in central Kolkata while tunnelling work was being done.

Nearly three years after a comparable event there, several houses there experienced cracking in May when underground work was being done.

A tunnel boring equipment struck an aquifer on August 31, 2019, which caused catastrophic ground subsidence and the collapse of numerous nearby houses.