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Metro Rail Projects In IndiaA Study In Project Planning$
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M. Ramachandran

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780198073987

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073987.001.0001

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East–West Metro in Kolkata

East–West Metro in Kolkata

(p.85) 5 East–West Metro in Kolkata
Metro Rail Projects In India

M. Ramachandran

Oxford University Press

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

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