India’s first underwater train to be launched in Kolkata

India’s first underwater train to be launched in Kolkata

India’s first underwater train project in Kolkata is almost complete and the metro will soon be operational. The tunnel is protected with four-layers to shield the tunnel from the water of Hooghly river. This was announced by Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.

An example of faultless engineering, this train is proof of the progress made by Indian Railways. The chief engineer of the project, Parshuram Singh has said in 2017: “Kolkata had the honour of getting India’s first Metro. Now, it will get yet another honour of getting India’s first metro under the river.”

The 16-kilometre long Kolkata Metro project will connect Salt Sector 5 with Howrah Maidan. After completion, the under-the-river Metro ride will be all of 60 seconds long.

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