India’s 1st underwater metro project in kolkata to be completed by 2022

The country’s 1st underwater metro project is set to complete its East-West Project of Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation, which runs partly under the Hooghly river, West Bengal, by March 2022. The new metro rail is expected to carry about 900,000 people daily & will take less than a minute to cross a 520-meter underwater tunnel. 74% of the East-West Metro project is owned by India’s Railway & remaining 26% by the nation’s Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Managing Director of Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Managing Director(MD): Manas Sarkar.
  • Chairman of Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation: Suneet Sharma.
  • Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation founded: 2008.


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