The condition of public transport in India has improved a lot over the years and recently history got scripted as Kolkata Metro ran successfully carried out the trial run of its metro services from Howrah Maidan to Esplanade but what makes it special is that this route goes beneath the Hooghly river and this is the first time in the country that a metro has run under a river.
Metro Rail Kolkata took to the micro-blogging site Twitter and informed the world about the milestone achieved by them. Here’s what Metro Rail Kolkata tweeted, “Kolkata Metro creates History! For the first time in India, a Metro rake ran under any river today! Regular trial runs from #HowrahMaidan to #Esplanade will start very soon. Shri P Uday Kumar Reddy, General Manager has described this run as a historic moment for the city of #Kolkata.”
Metro Rail Kolkata also posted a video clip in which the metro is seen running in the tunnels:
Kolkata Metro creates History!For the first time in India,a Metro rake ran under any river today!Regular trial runs from #HowrahMaidan to #Esplanade will start very soon. Shri P Uday Kumar Reddy,General Manager has described this run as a historic moment for the city of #Kolkata. pic.twitter.com/sA4Kqdvf0v
— Metro Railway Kolkata (@metrorailwaykol) April 12, 2023
Soon Twitterati reacted on this huge achievement, here are some selected reactions:
Feeling so proud relax and happiness being a resident CITY OF JOY, Thanks whole work team to make it possible.Thanks,thanks,thanks………..
— Syed Saba Karim warsi (@SyedSabaKarim3) April 13, 2023
Proud of the moment.. ❤️❤️❤️
Congratulations to the entire team of Kolkata metro and all those contractors and other people (engineers, workmen, safety personnel, etc) who made this possible… 👏👏👏
Kolkata has again created a history in terms of Metro rail… ❤️❤️💐💐
— Apratim Basu (@BasuApratim) April 12, 2023
We are proud of technicians & and engineers of our railway department.awseome
— ANUP KUMAR DEY (@Anupdey1959DEY) April 13, 2023
The happiness and joy on the faces of the people who made it happen was priceless!! These are the folks who made it happen. Thanks to all of them who toiled day and night for this historic achievement!!
— Niranjan Raju 🇮🇳 (@niranjanraju4u) April 12, 2023
@myogioffice @rajmishra055 @sambitswaraj @SonuThapar15 @rajmishra055 @Sudhir_mish @BJP4UP
भारत को कोई भी आगे बढ़ने से नहीं रोक सकता ना देश की अंदरूनी ताकत ना देश की बाहरी ताकतें भारत एक उगते हुए सूरज की तरह चमक रहा हम सभी को भ्रष्टाचार मुक्त भारत बनाकर देश को आगे बढ़ाना है
— Hariom (@HariomKaithal97) April 12, 2023
Very good news.
All the best wishes for such hard work INDIAN peoples are proud on you.
— Mahendra Kumar Bagrodia (@KumarBagrodia) April 12, 2023
Proud Moment for Indians….. Congratulation to whole Kol Metro team…
— Umang Bhawsinka (@umang_bhawsinka) April 12, 2023
Great!! Hope the trials are completed without much hiccups, and the commercial services begin within this year.
— Blue Mariner (@ngtrueblue) April 12, 2023
Congratulations to the entire team…truly a much awaited milestone 👍👏
— Bharatiya 🇮🇳☀️🌈 🌟 (@anandprasad805) April 12, 2023
Awesome achievement. Proud of you 👏👏👏
— Jagannath Basu (@jagannathbasu69) April 13, 2023
Kolkata is the first city of the country to have the first operational rapid transit system and in the present times, it has three lines which are categorized as blue, green and purple.
Congratulations to all the engineers, groundworkers and all the people associated with the project! Proud moment for the country!