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Metro up to Dakshineswar likely by 2017-end



Metro up to Dakshineswar likely by 2017-end




Summary: As in several parts of south Kolkata, Dakshineswar and the surrounding parts are likely to witness a spurt in development activity after this. With the state government assuring help, Dakshineswar is likely to get linked to the north-south metro corridor by the end of 2017. It will be much more convenient for tourists to travel to Dakshineswar by metro from Esplanade or any other station in Kolkata. From Dakshineswar, tourists would be able to travel easily to Belur Math by the available ferry service. While the Baranagar station will be named after Swami Vivekananda, Dakshineswar will called Sri Ramakrishna.


KOLKATA: Things seem to be looking up for at least one proposed metro network in the city. With the state government assuring help, Dakshineswar is likely to get linked to the north-south metro corridor by the end of 2017. The process to relocate 450-odd families occupying railway land between Noapara and Baranagar has already started. These encroachments are holding up the project for extension of the metro to Dakshineswar in a big way and Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) has been forced to close several contracts. "This is a major bottleneck that needs to be cleared as soon as possible.

Fortunately, the state government has come to our assistance. As Dakshineswar is an important tourist destination, the state tourism department has got into the fray now. It will be much more convenient for tourists to travel to Dakshineswar by metro from Esplanade or any other station in Kolkata. Discusssions have already been held with the state tourism department and instructions have been issued to the Baranagar and Kamarhati municipalities to rehabilitate the encroachers.

The state government has set a deadline for December," a senior Metro Railway source revealed. Work on the 4.38 km stretch between Noapara and Dakshineswar has already started from the Dakshineswar-end. Work on the Dakshineswar station is also underway. Not only tourists but even the local population at the temple town and neighbouring areas will be benefitted once the metro connectivity happens. As in several parts of south Kolkata, Dakshineswar and the surrounding parts are likely to witness a spurt in development activity after this. While the Baranagar station will be named after Swami Vivekananda, Dakshineswar will called Sri Ramakrishna.

From: www.nyoooz.com