New Delhi: Describing a historic day for the people of Kolkata as the Narendra Modi Cabinet approved the revised cost of Rs 8,575 crore for Kolkata East-West Metro Corridor project, Union Home Minister, Amit Shah on Wednesday said that this shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment for the welfare of Bengal.
Taking to twitter, he said, “Historic day for the people of Kolkata as Modi Cabinet approved the revised cost of ₹8,575Cr for Kolkata East-West Metro Corridor project which will be completed by Dec 2021.This is a testimony of PM @narendramodi’s commitment for the welfare of Bengal”.
By connecting business district of Kolkata with industrial city of Howrah, this landmark project will provide a boost to the economy and reduce traffic congestion and pollution. It will surge employment and lead to a smooth and safe travel for the people, Mr Shah further tweeted.
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Modi, approved the revised cost estimates for construction of Kolkata East West Corridor project as per realigned route.
The mega project envisions creation of an efficient transit connectivity between business district of Kolkata with industrial city of Howrah in west and Salt Lake City in east through a safe, accessible and comfortable mode of public transport.
The project will ease traffic congestion and provide a cleaner mobility solution for city dwellers. It will provide an economic, efficient and eco-friendly transit solution to the city of Kolkata. It will alleviate the massive transport problem of Kolkata area, which will boost productivity and growth by reducing commuting time.