Joka BBD Bag Metro project to begin soon
The Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC) has given a go ahead for the Joka BBD Bag Metro project. A meeting was held with the principal secretary ( transport) Alapan Bandopadhyay to resolve the impasse. Senior officials of the transport department and their counterparts in CESC were present in the meeting to resolve the impasse over construction at Taratala. It was found that the alignment of metro railway was situated within 1.5 m proximity from the office of CESC. A team from IIT Kharagpur will study and give suggestions about the measures that should be taken to save the building from getting damaged. It was decided that the recommendations of the IIT experts will be followed. As the problems have been ironed out at the meeting it is going to expedite the project. The fund allocation for Joka BBD Bag Metro has gone upto Rs 90 crore form 70 crore. The buildings between Taratala and Majerhat have been pulled down to facilitate the project. The Army has also agreed in principle to allow setting up of underground track at Maidan.