Hooghly (West Bengal) [India], February 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated a number of railway tasks in West Bengal together with the extension of Kolkata Metro’s North-South Line from Noapara to Dakshineswar, the 4.1 KM stretch constructed at a price of Rs 464 crores. He additionally flagged off the primary service on this stretch.
Apart from this, PM Modi additionally devoted to the nation the doubling of Azimganj to Khargraghat Road part of the Eastern Railway. He devoted to the nation the fourth line between Dankuni and Baruipara and the third line between Rasulpur and Magra.
PM Modi stated with the inauguration of extension of Metro Railway from Noapara to Dakshineswar, the journey time between each the locations can be diminished from 90 minutes to 25 minutes and these companies would drastically profit the scholars and the employees.
“West Bengal has been an important centre for the country’s self-reliance. There’s tremendous potential for trade and business with northeast and neighbouring nations from here. Keeping this in mind, serious efforts have been made in past few years to strengthen the rail network. The new metro network will not just help people reach Indian Statistical Institute in Baranagar, it will help pilgrims reach Kalighat and Dakshineshwar easily as well,” PM Modi stated throughout the inauguration occasion.
The tasks which were inaugurated in the present day, will strengthen the rail community within the state, PM Modi stated.
“Be it a metro or railway system, whatever is being constructed in India now, the impact of Made in India is clearly visible in it. From track laying to modern locomotives to modern trains and modern coaches, all are Made in India technologies,” he stated.
“All these rail networks are connecting Bengal to regions that have coal industries, steel industries, fertilizer industries and agriculture heartlands. These will not just ease lives, but will also provide opportunities for trade and industry. This is the target of better infrastructure,” he added.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and different dignitaries have been additionally current on the occasion.
The extension of Metro Railway from Noapara to Dakshineswar and flagging off the primary service on this stretch will decongest street visitors and enhance city mobility, stated a Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) launch.
“This 4.1 km extension has been constructed at a cost of Rs 464 crores, fully funded by the central government. This extension will ease out access to the two world-famous Kali Temples at Kalighat and Dakshineswar, for lakhs of tourists and devotees. The two newly built stations namely Baranagar and Dakshineswar have modern passenger amenities and are also aesthetically designed and decorated with murals, photographs, sculptures and idols,” it stated.
The third line between Kalaikunda and Jhargram over a stretch of 30 km of the 132 km lengthy Kharagpur-Adityapur Third Line Project of South Eastern Railway, was sanctioned at an estimated price of Rs 1,312 crores, the discharge stated.
“The four stations between Kalaikunda and Jhargram have been redeveloped by constructing four new station buildings, six new foot over bridges and 11 new platforms, along with renovation of the existing infrastructure. It will help ensure seamless movement of passenger and freight trains on Howrah-Mumbai Trunk route,” it stated.
The fourth line between Dankuni and Baruipara (11.28 kms) of Howrah – Bardhaman Chord Line and the third line between Rasulpur and Magra (42.42 kms) of Howrah – Bardhaman Main Line, which have been devoted to the nation in the present day function principal gateway of Kolkata. The third line between Rasulpur and Magra has been laid at a price of Rs 759 crores, whereas the fourth line between Dankuni and Baruipara has been laid at a challenge price of Rs 195 crores.
The doubling of Azimganj to Khargraghat Road part, which is part of Howrah – Bandel – Azimganj part of Eastern Railway, has been laid at a challenge price of about Rs 240 crores, the PMO launch knowledgeable.
These tasks will guarantee higher operational fluidity, much less journey time and enhanced security of prepare operations, in addition to enhance the general financial progress of the area, the discharge stated. (ANI)