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India’s first Underwater Metro to run in Kolkata soon!

20 September, 2019 02:07:01
India’s first Underwater Metro to run in Kolkata soon!

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal took to Twitter to announce that India’s first underwater metro will soon start functioning that is being built under Kolkata’s Hooghly river. “India’s first underwater train will soon start running under the Hooghly River in Kolkata. This train is an example of excellent engineering and an evidence of the progress of Indian railways,” he tweeted. “This service will ensure comfortable transportation for Kolkata residents, and will also make the country proud,” he further added.

Along with the caption, Goyal also shared a video that talks about the engineering associated with the construction of the underwater metro tunnels. The project, which is about 16.6 km long, connects Howrah to the west and Salt Lake to the east. Out of the entire length, 10.8 km runs under the ground, while the rest goes under the Hooghly river. So Calcuttans, brace to create a historical moment soon!

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