Railway Minister Piyush Goyal virtually inaugurates Phoolbagan Station of Kolkata’s East West Metro corridor

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today virtually inaugurated the Phoolbagan Station of Kolkata’s East West Metro corridor, and flagged off the first train from there to Salt Lake Sector-V.

Mr Goyal also said the entire stretch of the corridor, connecting Sector-V and Howrah Maidan, is likely to be completed by December 2021.

The minister said , by the end of next year, the entire East West Corridor project of 16.55 km is expected to be completed.

While inaugurating the extension of the line till Phoolbagan Station through the virtual mode, Mr Goyal said the project, which has suffered delays owing to several issues, has been fast-tracked since 2015 because of the personal intervention and monitoring by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.