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Metro track-laying work under Hooghly river-bed to start soon

Moving a step forward in completion of the East-West Corridor, the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited (KMRCL), is soon to start full-fledged track laying work along the riverbed of the Hooghly soon. The tracks, shipped from Vienna, were brought to the Kolkata Port before the lockdown.

The KMRCL engineers had even initiated the work on track laying which was later halted due to the nationwide lockdown. However, after the Unlock 2.0, the KMRCL engineers are now once again gearing up to start the work of laying of the tracks beneath the riverbed.

According to sources, the steel manufactured in Austria and used in the tracks is specialised high-strength and does not corrode easily. The tracks, 1710 tonnes in weight, are in the shape of 18 metre long bars and have been kept at the casting yards of Howrah Maidan and Subhash Sarovar.

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the statesman
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