PM Modi Unveils India's 1st Underwater Metro

PM Modi Unveils India’s 1st Underwater Metro Route and Transformative Projects Worth ₹15,400 Crore in Kolkata

PM Modi Unveils India’s 1st Underwater Metro Route and Other Projects Worth ₹15,400 Crore in Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to West Bengal marked a significant milestone in the state’s development trajectory, with the inauguration and foundation stone laying of projects totaling ₹15,400 crore. This visit, part of his extensive tour across 12 states and union territories, underscored the government’s commitment to bolstering infrastructure and urban mobility in the region. Notably, this marked PM Modi’s second visit to West Bengal within a span of five days, emphasizing the importance accorded to the state’s progress.

PM Modi Unveils India's 1st Underwater Metro
PM Modi Unveils India’s 1st Underwater Metro


One of the highlights of PM Modi’s visit was the inauguration of the Howrah Maidan-Esplanade section of Kolkata Metro’s East-West corridor, heralding India’s foray into underwater Metro services. This 4.8-kilometer stretch, constructed at a cost of ₹4,965 crore, features the deepest Metro station in India at Howrah, situated 30 meters below the ground level. Once operational, this corridor will facilitate connectivity to key areas such as the IT hub Salt Lake Sector V, enhancing urban mobility and accessibility for residents.

While the inauguration of the Howrah Maidan-Esplanade section marks a significant milestone, passenger services are slated to commence at a later date, according to the Central Railways. Additionally, PM Modi flagged off other train services during his visit, including the Kavi Subhash-Hemanta Mukhopadhyay and the Taratala-Majerhat Metro sections, further augmenting avenues for urban mobility and connectivity across Kolkata.

In addition to the Kolkata Metro projects, PM Modi dedicated several other crucial initiatives to the nation during his visit. These include the Pune Metro from Ruby Hall Clinic to Ramwadi stretch, the Kochi Metro Rail Phase I Extension project (Phase IB) from SN Junction Metro station to Tripunithura Metro station, the Agra Metro stretch from Taj East Gate to Mankameshwar, and the Duhai-Modinagar (North) section of the Delhi-Meerut RRTS Corridor. These projects collectively signify a concerted effort to modernize transportation infrastructure and enhance connectivity across various regions.

PM Modi’s visit also included a public rally in Barasat, situated in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, where he addressed pertinent issues and outlined the government’s vision for the state’s progress. This engagement with the public underscores the government’s commitment to fostering inclusive development and addressing the aspirations of the people.

Notably, PM Modi’s recent visit follows his previous engagements in West Bengal, where he addressed rallies in Hooghly’s Arambagh and Nadia’s Krishnanagar. During these events, PM Modi highlighted pressing issues and urged citizens to participate actively in the democratic process. His interactions with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Raj Bhavan in Kolkata further underscored the importance of constructive dialogue and collaboration in addressing state-level challenges.

Overall, PM Modi’s visit to West Bengal reaffirmed the government’s steadfast commitment to promoting economic growth, infrastructure development, and inclusive progress across the state. By prioritizing key sectors such as transportation and urban infrastructure, the government aims to unlock new opportunities, foster innovation, and propel West Bengal towards a brighter and more prosperous future.

Continuing its focus on bolstering infrastructure and catalyzing development, the government’s initiatives extend beyond mere inaugurations and unveilings. Through strategic investments and meticulous planning, PM Modi’s administration aims to address the evolving needs and aspirations of the people, fostering sustainable growth and prosperity across West Bengal and beyond.

The inauguration of the Kolkata Metro’s East-West corridor and other pivotal projects underscores the government’s commitment to modernizing transportation networks and enhancing connectivity. By leveraging innovative technologies and adopting best practices, these initiatives are poised to revolutionize urban mobility, alleviate congestion, and facilitate seamless travel experiences for millions of commuters.

Moreover, the significance of PM Modi’s visit transcends mere infrastructure development. It symbolizes a broader vision of inclusive growth and shared prosperity, where every citizen has access to opportunities and resources conducive to their well-being and advancement. By prioritizing projects that empower communities and stimulate economic activity, the government seeks to create an enabling environment for sustainable development and progress.

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