Cabinet OKs revised cost for Kolkata East West Metro Corridor project

New Delhi, Oct 7 (UNI) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the revised cost for Kolkata East West Metro Corridor Project for Kolkata City and surrounding urban areas.

Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting, presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said the completion cost of the project estimated at Rs 8,575 crore, is likely to be completed by December 2021.

“This will give a boost to mass transit system in Bengal,” he said.

The total length of the project is 16.6 km and consists of 12 stations. It will connect Howrah on the west bank of Hooghly river with Salt Lake City on its east bank.

The project will be implemented by Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Ltd, which is a CPSE under Ministry of Railways.


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