NEW METRO PROJECTS
Sanction New Metro Projects
87.83 kms. new Metro projects have been sanctioned, out of which 20.67 kms. are being constructed by Metro Rly. and balance 67.16 kms. by RVNL.
2.54 route Kms. have been completed by Metro Rly. between Dum Dum – Noapara and commissioned on 10.07.13 including Noapara Station.
16.55 route Kms East-West Metro Corridor has been sanctioned which is being constructed by KMRCL
Work is going on in the above Metro Railway projects.
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 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 Business district. This will reduce the heavy pressure on Sealdah-Barasat section of Eastern Railway.