Friday, February 20, 2009

India's First Ever Elevated Light Rail Transit System

The City of Joy has some more reason to be excited when Kolkata was awarded with a Rs 60 billion project - Light Rail Transit System  - the first ever in this country!
Running at a height of 11.9 metres above the ground, the train will have four air-conditioned compartments with escalators to reach all 37 stations and ticket-booking counters. The vehicles will run at a speed of 40 km/h. 

The 40-km stretch will connect important city points like Behala, Kidderpore, Espalanade, Sealdah, Panihati and Barrackpore.

The two phased project will have two corridors from Joka to Esplanade and from Esplanade to Barrackpore, and likely to be concluded by 2013-14.

Photo Credit: Light Rail in  Macao


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Nilz said...

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