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183308-04-2024
KOLKATA
CONSTRUCTION WORK OF VICTORIA METRO STATION OF PURPLE LINE STARTS

AMAR KOLKATA METRO

KOLKATA

PRESS RELEASE

CONSTRUCTION WORK OF VICTORIA METRO STATION OF PURPLE LINE STARTS

Kolkata, Date: 06.04.2024

Like all other Metro Projects in the city, Purple Line i.e. Joka- Esplanade Metro Corridor has got momentum in recent times. Joka –Majerhat stretch of this corridor has now been operational.   Construction work of Mominpur (Excl.) to Esplanade stretch of this Corridor has also got underway. Work Order for construction of this stretch has already been issued to M/s. Larsen & Toubro in last July.After the commissioning of this stretch, commuting from south-western part of Kolkata i.e.Taratala, Behala, Thakurpukur and Joka areas to Central Kolkata will be smooth and easy.

Out of the four stations o­n this stretch (Khidderpore, Victoria, Park Street, and Esplanade), construction work of underground Victoria station has been taken up. People from different parts of the city will be able to reach Victoria, an iconic place of Kolkata, after commissioning of this station very easily. This station will be 325-metre long and its platform level will be at the depth of 14.7 metre from the surface. People from across the city and suburbs will also be able to visit the Brigade Parade Ground famously known as ‘Garer Maath’ and can enjoy blissful summer and winter afternoons and evenings after getting down here.

The construction work of Victoria station has been taken up by the executing agency Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL). Barricading work of the area required for construction of this underground station and other preparatory works are almost complete. At first, diaphragm walls (D-walls) will be constructed and then the station slabs will be constructed following the Cut and Cover Top-Down Method.  For construction of these diaphragm walls, machineries have been deployed at Victoria station site.

In order to construct this station, around 29 number of trees, which have already been identified, will be transplanted to Kamardanga near Beliaghata to pave the way for this work. For transplanting these infringing trees, necessary clearances are being obtained. o­nce obtained, these trees will be transplanted and left over portion of the D-walls will be constructed.

Vibration Impact Study has already been done to assess the vibration levels likely to be generated during the construction and operations of Metro Railway. Health survey of the basement of Victoria Memorial Hall has already been done.

Different measures will also be taken to reduce the air and noise pollutions during the construction work of this station. Experts of IIT-Guwahati will also be consulted to check the drawing proof of this station.

Kausik Mitra

Chief Public Relations Officer









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