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PM Modi inaugurates and Lays Foundation Stone for Multiple Connectivity Projects Worth Rs 15,400 Crores in West Bengal

  • March 6, 2024
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PM Modi inaugurates and Lays Foundation Stone for Multiple Connectivity Projects Worth Rs 15,400 Crores in West Bengal

Takes Metro ride on the Esplanade – Howrah Maidan metro route, India’s first underwater Metro in Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for multiple connectivity projects worth Rs 15,400 crores in Kolkata today. The development projects catering to the urban mobility sector include Metro Rail and Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS).

The Prime Minister took an overview of all metro projects and took a metro ride on the Esplanade – Howrah Maidan metro route, India’s first Underwater Metro in Kolkata. He also interacted with shramiks and school children on his metro journey.

In a series of posts on X, the Prime Minister said: “The metro journey was made memorable thanks to the company of these youngsters and those who worked on this project. We also travelled through the tunnel under the Hooghly river.”

“It’s a very special day for the people of Kolkata as the city’s metro network gets significantly enhanced. Connectivity will get a boost and traffic will get decongested. It’s a proud moment that the Howrah Maidan-Esplanade Metro section has the first underwater metro transportation tunnel under any major river in our country.”

“Memorable moments from the Kolkata Metro. I bow to the Jan Shakti and will keep serving them with renewed vigour.”

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