Smriti Irani inaugurates Sealdah metro station of East-West corridor
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Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare and Minority Affairs Smriti Irani on 12 July inaugurated the Sealdah Metro Station of the East-West corridor.
It will help people living in Kolkata’s suburbs to reach the IT hub of Sector-5 without hassle.
He inaugurated the station literally from Howrah Maidan, which is the terminal station of the 16.6 km long corridor on the other side of the Hooghly river.
Till now trains were running between Sector-5 and Phulbagan.
Commercial services till Sealdah will begin on 14 July, taking the total operational length of the corridor to nine kilometres.
The 2.33 km extension up to Sealdah will help about 35,000 commuters in their daily commute.
The metro station will connect suburban train services at Sealdah, one of the busiest terminal railway stations in the country.
The entire length of the East West Metro corridor will be completed by the year 2023.
It connects Assam’s Silchar to Gujarat’s Porbandar.
The 3,300-km-long corridor is part of the Golden Quadrilateral, a dream project of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The East-West Corridor is related to National Highways 27.
North - South Corridor
It connects Srinagar to Kanyakumari (about 4000 km)
National Highways 44 is related to the North-South Corridor.
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