Kolkata: Kolkata and suburbs people are waiting for a traffic-free journey. This is a good news for all of them as the first wreck of East-West metro have arrrived the city. It will start working experimentally within few days.
As a result, those who have to come to Saltlake from Calcutta or suburb thats good news to them. It will open a option and release the pressure from buses and the traffic jam. Metro authority is hopeful. The Metro authority is not yet ready to discuss this issue. Reportedly, the wheel of the east-west metro will move this year. According to the Metro Authority, initially it wouldn’t run till sector-5 to Howrah Maidan but from Sector-5 to Phoolbagan.
Mertro will travel through the flyover from Sector-5 to Phoolbagan. Total number of stations are 7 including sector-5 and Phoolbagan. Towards Phoolbagan it will cross Karunamoyee,Central Park, City Center-1, Bengal Pharmaceutical and Saltlake Stadium.
Still there is a question that the plan will be implemented or not. It faced several obstacles since 2009. The work was scheduled to end in March 2016. But was not completed at the specified time. After that, two more years have passed. The work is still going on. Hopefully it can move this year partly.