After 6 yrs wait, RVNL gets site for Kolkata viaduct
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After 6 yrs wait, RVNL gets site for Kolkata viaduct

After a six-year wait, the Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) has finally received the site at EM Bypass's Metropolitan crossing to construct the remaining section of the viaduct for the New Garia-Airport Metro in Kolkata.
The 125m gap has stalled the 32km Orange Line project, launched in 2011 but plagued by land delays. RVNL requires the site to erect four pillars and complete the viaduct deck to lay the tracks.
The traffic department handed over the site for 45 days following successful trials over four days to assess the impact on vehicular movement. Traffic will be rerouted through the widened eastern road and a second bridge built by KMDA during construction.
The continuous viaduct till Metropolitan crossing is crucial for RVNL to enable shunting of trains from the upcoming Beliaghata station there. Though RVNL completed two piers in April using a partial block, the remaining site was denied then.

After months of requests, the traffic department insisted on RVNL first building a pedestrian bridge over a canal before handing over the rest of the crossing. With the bridge construction now underway, RVNL has finally secured the site to complete the critical viaduct link for the delayed metro project.
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After a six-year wait, the Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) has finally received the site at EM Bypass's Metropolitan crossing to construct the remaining section of the viaduct for the New Garia-Airport Metro in Kolkata.The 125m gap has stalled the 32km Orange Line project, launched in 2011 but plagued by land delays. RVNL requires the site to erect four pillars and complete the viaduct deck to lay the tracks.The traffic department handed over the site for 45 days following successful trials over four days to assess the impact on vehicular movement. Traffic will be rerouted through the widened eastern road and a second bridge built by KMDA during construction.The continuous viaduct till Metropolitan crossing is crucial for RVNL to enable shunting of trains from the upcoming Beliaghata station there. Though RVNL completed two piers in April using a partial block, the remaining site was denied then.After months of requests, the traffic department insisted on RVNL first building a pedestrian bridge over a canal before handing over the rest of the crossing. With the bridge construction now underway, RVNL has finally secured the site to complete the critical viaduct link for the delayed metro project.

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