India’s first underwater metro is scheduled to be operational by December 2023.

  • India’s first underwater metro service, the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) said that the East-West Metro Corridor project is expected to be completed by December 2023.
  • The Metro line, which will connect Salt Lake to Howrah via Kolkata with a section under the Hooghly river, is currently operational between Sector V and Sealdah stations.
  • Out of the total length of 16.55 km of the project, 9.30 km between Sector V and Sealdah is operational. The remaining 7.25 km length is likely to be commissioned by December 2023.
  • The first metro rail system in India was also started in Kolkata in 1984 from Dum Dum to Tollygunge.
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