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Kolkata East-West Metro to make people’s lives better: Institution of Civil Engineers

[ecis2016.org] The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) London, has selected Kolkata’s East-West Metro, as one among 200 global projects, which have a significant impact in making people’s lives better

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) London has recognised the 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.

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“The Institution of Civil Engineers, London, UK, has recognised the Kolkata East-West Metro project of the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (KMRCL) and selected it as one of the 200 projects across the globe, which has a significant impact in making people’s lives better,” a KMRCL statement said. “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.

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The state-of-the-art 16.6 km-long East-West Metro system, connecting Howrah with Salt Lake Sector V, will have a 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 an elevated corridor. Work for the underground corridor is now on in full swing in the Dalhousie area, the city’s oldest business and office hub.

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