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'India's First Underwater Train To Launch Soon In Kolkata,' Says Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

The 16-kilometre long Kolkata Metro project will connect Salt Sector 5 with Howrah Maidan. The phase one of the projects connecting Salt Lake Sector-5 to Salt Lake Stadium will soon be operational.

'India's First Underwater Train To Launch Soon In Kolkata,' Says Railway Minister Piyush Goyal
Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal | File Photo
'India's First Underwater Train To Launch Soon In Kolkata,' Says Railway Minister Piyush Goyal
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2019-08-09T09:42:57+05:30

India's first underwater train project in Kolkata is almost complete. The metro will be operational soon, Union Railways Minister, Piyush Goyal announced on twitter.

"India's first underwater train will soon get started in Kolkata under the Hoogly river. An example of impeccable engineering, this train is proof of the progress made by Indian Railways. This train will bring ease to the people of Kolkata and pride to the people of India," tweeted Piyush Goyal in Hindi.

The 16-kilometre long Kolkata Metro project will connect Salt Sector 5 with Howrah Maidan. The phase one of the projects connecting Salt Lake Sector-5 to Salt Lake Stadium will soon be operational.

The tunnel is provided with four-layers of protection to shield the tunnel from the water of Hoogly river.

(ANI)

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