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Expansion Plan


EXPANSION PLAN

Extension from  Dumdum to Dakshineswar via Noapara and Baranagar will mostly be on elevated structure and the alignment will run along the existing Eastern Railway line. This will be beneficial for the people surrounding Kolkata, Hooghly and North 24-Parganas. It will also connect Eastern Railway at DumDum station.DumDum to Baranagar via Noapara a length of 5.200  kms  including ?Y? siding at Baranagar for Rake reversal has been sanctioned..
Extension from Noapara to Barrackpur :The section will mostly be over ground and the alignment will run along the existing Eastern Railway main line. This will be beneficial for the people surrounding North 24- Parganas and Nadia. It will also connect Eastern Railway at all stations enroute Barrackpur station and will bring North 24- Parganas and Nadia closer to Kolkata Business district. This will reduce the enormous pressure on main line of Sealdah Section.  

Extension plan from Noapara to Barasat :Up track from Noapara  to Barasat of the proposed extension alignment from Noapara to Barasat will be elevated and pass through Ramakrishna Palli, Santinagar  stations whereas  the down track would pass through DumDum Cantt. And Jessore road before meeting with the Up line at Biman Bandar station from where  both the Up & Down lines would run parallely along NH 34 till the junction of Nawali Khal with NH 34 and descent gradually over Nawali Khal  and descend gradually over Nawali khal before reaching the surface short of Madhyam Gram station. From Madhyam Gram to Barasat the alignment would be on the surface. However, for crossing the existing Road Over Bridge at Madhyam Gram and Barasat, the alignment would descend gradually to ground level and rise again on viaduct.This will beneficial for the people of North 24- Parganas and will bring them closure to Kolkata?s Business district. This will reduce the heavy pressure on Sealdah-Barasat section of Eastern Railway.    


 

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An tunnel under construction under the new Metro Rail Expansion Plan.




Source : Metro Railway Kolkata / Indian Railways Portal CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 21-07-2014  


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