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Kolkata Metro GM inspects progress of Orange Line DGTL

Kolkata Metro (symbolic picture)
Kolkata Metro (symbolic picture)


Kolkata (August 23,2023) : The General Manager of Kolkata Metro, Mr. A K Singh, inspected the progress of the Orange Line DGTL project on Tuesday. He visited the stations at New Garia, Rabindra Sarobar, Airport, and Dakshineswar. He was accompanied by the Metro Railway's Director (Works), Mr. P K Bansal.

Mr. Singh expressed satisfaction with the progress of the project. He said that the target is to complete the project by 2025. The Orange Line DGTL will be a 24.9 km long metro line connecting New Garia with Dakshineswar. It will have 17 stations, including two interchange stations at Rabindra Sarobar and Airport. The project is being implemented at a cost of Rs. 8,900 crore. It is being funded by the Government of India and the Government of West Bengal.

Mr. Singh said that the Orange Line DGTL will be a major boost to the public transportation system in Kolkata. It will help to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality. He urged the contractors to expedite the work so that the project can be completed on time. The inspection of the Orange Line DGTL project comes at a time when the Kolkata Metro is facing a number of challenges, including delays in the completion of projects and financial constraints. Mr. Singh's visit is seen as an attempt to boost the morale of the Metro Railway staff and ensure that the projects are completed on time.

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