Kolkata Metro is undergoing some infrastructural changes and developments. Recently, new pictures of the VIP Bazar metro station were released on social media. Once opened to the public, it will significantly reduce travel time for many people. It will also be one of the most important stations at the EM Bypass. The pictures are great and many people are awaiting the station’s opening. Here are all the details that you need to know about this particular station.
First Pictures Of VIP Bazar Station Released
— Metro Railway Kolkata (@metrorailwaykol) November 20, 2023
Recently, the social media handle of the Kolkata metro shared pictures of the newly constructed VIP Bazar on X (formerly known as Twitter). The pictures are really amazing and many people anxiously awaiting the opening of this station. Once it is open to the public, it will be one of the most important stations on the EM Bypass, as per the post shared by Kolkata Metro.
— etrainstatus (@eTrain_Status) January 14, 2021
The station is located on the Orange Line of Kolkata Metro and the area around the station is also popularly known as Tagore Park. Once opened, it will reduce travelling time and create a lot of convenience for many people. The VIP Bazar station lies on Metro Line 6 which starts at Biman Bandar and ends at Kavi Subhash. It has a total of 24 stations.
Construction work of the viaduct going on at #VIPBazar station of #NewGaria (Kavi Subhas) to #Airport via #Rajarhat Metro Project (#OrangeLine )#youngkolkatans#RailInfra#metrorailway pic.twitter.com/QqZVKfmRBj
— Metro Railway Kolkata (@metrorailwaykol) May 29, 2023
Of these, 22 stations are elevated and one is underground. The other one is at grade. The line stretches across 29.87 kilometres and is one of the most important in the city. This is because it connects the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport or the NSCBIA to the eastern as well as the southern parts of the city.
Other Updates Regarding Kolkata Metro Network
The #Construction of #SteelGirder #Bridge in between #HemantaMukhopadhyay (Ruby more) & #VIPbazar #station of #OrangeLine. #RailInfra4WestBengal #RailInfra@RailMinIndia@AshwiniVaishnaw pic.twitter.com/qDDpICE95P
— Metro Railway Kolkata (@metrorailwaykol) November 14, 2023
Recently, it was reported that the completion of the Purple Line of the Kolkata Metro is likely to be delayed. This is because the Rail Vikas Nigam Limited or the RVNL received a notice from the Calcutta High Court which directed it to not cut down or uproot trees for the construction of the line. Hence, the completion might be delayed until a solution is found.
In other news, it was also revealed that the Kolkata Metro generated more than six crore rupees in revenue during festivities like Durga Pujo. People generally travel a lot for Pandal Darshan as well as to visit relatives during festivals.
Hence, the usage of metro and other public transport is quite high. There were also reports that track-laying in the defunct cave-in zone has also begun. The work is being carried out by KMRCL or the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited.
Are you eagerly awaiting the opening of this station? Let us know in the comments section below!
Cover Image Credits: @metrorailwaykol/X (Formerly, Twitter)
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