The target set by Metro Railway for the Noapara-Dakshineswar and the New Garia-Ruby routes is June 2019. The only project that had a realistic deadline until last year was the East-West Metro. The amount earmarked in the 2018-19 budget for ongoing Metro projects in Calcutta other than the East-West route is Rs 830.36 crore. Funding boostThe New Garia-Airport project alone has received Rs 344 crore, compared to Rs 250 crore last year. The first phase of the East-West network connecting Sector 5 and Salt Lake Stadium will be operational within June 2018, the Metro Railway general manager said.
Source: The Telegraph February 12, 2018 22:07 UTC