India’s first underwater metro nears completion

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News:India’s first underwater metro tunnel in Kolkata is expected to be completed by March,2022 after a delay of several years.

Facts:

About the Underwater Metro Tunnel:

  • The East West Metro Tunnel is an under construction underwater river tunnel in Kolkata, West Bengal.The tunnel will be first underwater river tunnel in India.
  • The river tunnel is constructed underneath Hooghly river which will connect the twin cities of Howrah and Kolkata.It will carry 20% of the city’s population and will cross the river in less than a minute.
  • The tunnel will be used by East West Metro Line for metro rail service and is being constructed by Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation.