Kolkata Metro: Kavi Subhash to Hemanta Stretch ready for opening

By Srikanto Mandal 30 Sept, 2022

Kolkata Metro’s crucial Kavi Subhash-Hemanta Mukhopadhyay stretch ready for opening

The crucial Kavi Subhash-Hemanta Mukhopadhyay stretch of Kolkata Metro is ready to be opened, It is a major milestone in the city's Metro map.

The approximately five-kilometre stretch in south Kolkata will connect Line 6 (Orange line) with Line 1 (North-South Blue line).

The country's first Metro system, which was opened in 1984, has quickly expanded to around 50 km over the past one year.

Kolkata Metro's Green line (East-West corridor) will be operational by October 2023, completing India's first underwater (subaqueous tunnel) rail tunnel under the Hooghly river.

The tunnel will be a 520-metre-long rail system, 13 metres below the river bed. 

Part of Green line was made operational last year, from Salt Lake Sector V to Sealdah station, over a stretch of 9.3 km.

The entire 16.5 km East-West corridor will connect Sealdah and Howrah railway stations, the two busiest railway stations in India.

The railway ministry is trying to get Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the Kavi Subhash-Hemanta Mukhopadhyay stretch.