BIDHAN MARKET TO BE RELOCATED ABOVE ESPLANDE STATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PURPLE LINE
Kolkata, Date: 31.05.2023
Construction works of all Metro projects in Kolkata have been going on in full swing. Govt. of India, under the visionary leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been allocating enough budget provision for speedy completion of these projects. Hon’ble Railway Minister Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw has been personally monitoring the progress of works. A perceptible change has been witnessed as new Metro lines are being opened or about to be opened in Kolkata Metro.
Construction works of Joka-Esplanade Metro Corridor (Purple Line) has been going on smoothly beyond Taratala. Recently a major milestone has been achieved as Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), the executing agency of this project, has floated a tender on 27.05.2023 for construction of New Market at Curzon Park between the Entry/Exit structures of Esplanade Metro station of East-West Metro, on the land between Rani Rashmoni Avenue and Sidho Kanhu Dahar. This structure will house the shops of present Dr. B. C. Roy Market at Esplanade after relocation. According to the plan, this two-storey structure will come up over 4720 square meter area. There will be provision for Food Court, Parking Lots, Toilets, Fire Fighting facilities, Modern drainage facilities in this structure. This work has to be completed within 12 months.
This relocation is necessary for the construction of Mominpore-Esplanade underground section of Joka-Esplanade Metro corridor (Purple Line) in Kolkata. once this tender gets finalized that will be a big boost for the construction work of the underground stretch of Purple Line and its Esplanade station.
It is to be noted that all out effort for the extension of Purple Line from Taratala to Majerhat by this Puja has been taken by Metro Railway authorities and Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL).