The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) London has recognised Kolkata East West Metro project, which has built a twin tunnel under River Hooghly as the first of its kind in the country, as a project that has a significant impact in making people’s lives better.
“Institution of Civil Engineers, London, UK, has recognised ‘Kolkata East West Metro project’ of Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Ltd and selected it as one of the 200 projects across the globe which has significant impact in making people’s lives better,” a KMRCL statement said today.
“It is a unique international acknowledgement for this project amongst a handful of projects picked from India,” the statement said.
KMRCL has completed construction of twin tunnels under River Hooghly, an engineering feat and the first of its kind in India.
The state-of-the-art 16.6 km long East West Metro system connecting Howrah with Salt Lake Sector V will have 10.8 km long underground corridor from Howrah to Subhas Sarobar in the eastern part of Kolkata, while the rest 5.8 km to Sector V will be elevated corridor.
Work for the underground corridor is at present going on in full swing in the Dalhousie area, the city’s oldest business and office hub.