Mamata Slams Centre Over Metro Project Suspension

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Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asserted after hearing the news of metro project suspension that this is the clear example of depriving Bengal. Bengal does not get any new projects or fund in this central budget as well as allocation subdued in this budget.

Central ministry on Monday are postponed three major metro projects in Kolkata. Three postponed major projects of Kolkata Metro are Joka-Diamond-harbor, New Garia-Baruipur and Noapara-Barrcakpore. According to sources, the survey of three metro projects are postponed.

Apart from this, East-West Airport Metro Project extention also suspended due to budget allocation. Three metro projects were announced when Mamata Banerjee served as Railway minister.

The proposed Barrackpore Metro is unlikely to see the light of the day because of the inability to provide land. All Metro projects in Kolkata are stuck at various points because of land logjam but the Baranagar-Barrackpore one is the first to have virtually been shelved. Noapara -Barrackpore metro projects problem was posed by the underground utilities was apparent from the beginning.

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