Mithun Ghosh, the Site Supervisor commented on the facilities and safety measures being provided in the project, walkways in the tunnels for evacuation of passengers in case of emergency. "Important Passage work has also been done keeping in mind that if a technical problem arises inside the water tunnel area, passengers can be taken out through the special passage," said Mithun.
With 80 per cent of the work of the East-west Howrah Metro station is complete Mithun further stated, "The station is being built under the Hooghly river at a depth of 33 meters. 80 per cent of work has been completed while 20 per cent is yet to be finished. It will start functioning by 2023."
There are hydrophilic gaskets in between the concrete of the tunnels so that not a drop of water can enter the river tunnels. A KMRC official said,“Once the East-West Metro link connects Kolkata and Howrah, it should cater to a million commuters by 2035.”
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