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.

  • Important facts

  • 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.

  • East-West Corridor

  • 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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