[Pics] Progress of Kolkata Metro’s EW Line in Salt Lake

Via TMRG reader Adri Roy Chowdhury, here are some brand new images of Kolkata Metro’s East-West line in Salt Lake (Bidhannagar)! More specifically, these images show the progress of 3 stations – Central Park, Karunamoyee & Sector V which lie on the eastern end of the 16.34 km Howrah Maidan – Salt Lake Sector V line which are expected to be operational by June 2018 as part of the line’s first phase from Salt Lake Sector V to Sealdah.

Barring the 350m Duttabad stretch where piers have just started appearing, basic civil work on this stretch’s elevated section by Gammon India (viaduct) & Simplex Infrastructure (stations) is complete with roof work in progress at different stages. With the customary crack of a coconut, station interior finishing works were launched earlier this month at the City Centre station.

Kolkata's East-West metro line

Map of Kolkata’s East-West metro line

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Karunamoyee Station – Photo Copyright: Adri Roy Chowdhury

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Central Park Station – Photo Copyright: Adri Roy Chowdhury

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Depot line (left) & mainline (right) – Photo Copyright: Adri Roy Chowdhury

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Start of the Depot line – Photo Copyright: Adri Roy Chowdhury

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Sector V station – Photo Copyright: Adri Roy Chowdhury

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Line turning north towards Sector V station – Photo Copyright: Adri Roy Chowdhury

This line will feature platform screen doors and be serviced by 14 new train-sets from BEML that are expected to arrive one by one at the Central Park Depot from the middle of 2017 following which trial runs will begin.

For more updates, check out the Kolkata section of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

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4 Responses to "[Pics] Progress of Kolkata Metro’s EW Line in Salt Lake"

  1. Siddhant Kumar says:

    Of which company the trains will run in this line will it be a modern metro

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  2. Adri Roy Chowdhury says:

    BEML is going to supply the trains,for this line 🙂

    Reply
  3. sonia basu says:

    The structural work for six elevated stations were completed in April 2012 by Simplex. Now the roofing

    work has started on all five stations except Sector – V which will have RCC roof. Six piers of Duttabad

    are now complete except the pier cap and the length of the incomplete Duttabad section is 365 meters.

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  4. Adri Roy Chowdhury says:

    Roofing,work for SectorV station got started . I myself saw that metallic Rooftop structures were being fitted on the platforms .

    Reply

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