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East–West Metro in Kolkata

M. Ramachandran

in Metro Rail Projects In India

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780198073987
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080847 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073987.003.0005
East–West Metro in Kolkata

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This chapter discusses the development of the east-west metro rail system in Kolkata. It details the various phases of the project from proposal to implementation. Kolkata is the only city in the country which has all modes of transport, from a metro railway and trams to hand-pulled rickshaws, in addition to buses and all other normal vehicles. In 2006, when a DPR for an east-west metro corridor was taken up, the existing Indian Railways-run metro system was operating between Dum Dum and Tollygunge. Looking at Kolkata’s problems is essentially taking into account a larger urban agglomeration consisting of Kolkata Municipal Corporation, Howrah Municipal Corporation, Salt Lake City, and the larger Kolkata Metropolitan Development Area.

Keywords: metro rail system; mass transit system; Kolkata Municipal Corporation; Howrah Municipal Corporation; Kolkata Metropolitan Development Area

Chapter.  5055 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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