India’s first underwater metro train services commence in Kolkata

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India’s first underwater metro train services have commenced in Kolkata, marking a significant milestone in the country’s transportation sector. Commuters were seen enthusiastically queuing up for the inaugural ride on this engineering marvel, with many expressing their pride through slogans like ‘Vande Bharat’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’.

The maiden journey began from the Howrah Maidan station on the East-West metro corridor, simultaneously with another train departing from Esplanade station. The underwater section of the tunnel, spanning 520 meters beneath the Hooghly River, represents a remarkable feat of engineering.

Passengers shared their excitement about riding in India’s first underwater metro, expressing gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the achievement. The underwater tunnel is adorned with blue LED lights, adding to the allure of the experience.

Operating on weekdays with a frequency of every 12 to 15 minutes, the underwater metro promises efficient transportation for commuters. The last metro of the day is available at 9.45 pm in both directions.

PM Modi inaugurated the metro operations in Kolkata on March 6, underscoring the government’s commitment to enhancing urban mobility.

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