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PM Launches India’s first Underwater Metro line

Why is it in the news?

  • PM Modi inaugurated multiple metro projects, including Kolkata’s underwater corridor, aiming to enhance urban transportation infrastructure.

More about the news

  • PM Modi inaugurated the 4,965-crore Howrah Maidan-Esplanade section of Kolkata Metro’s East-West Corridor. This section includes India’s first transportation tunnel ‘under any mighty river’ – the Hooghly River.
  • The stretch aids in decongesting road traffic and offers seamless connectivity in Kolkata.

Other Inaugurated Sections

  • PM Modi also inaugurated the Taratala-Majherhat section (₹520 crore) of the Joka-Esplanade line and the Kavi Subhash-Hemanta Mukhopadhyay section (₹1,430 crore) of the New Garia-airport line.
  • These sections contribute to connecting various parts of Kolkata and enhancing transportation infrastructure.

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