The state government officials immediately said that they will ensure the problems removed as early as possible for smooth progress of these ongoing projects. (Representative Image)
Kolkata: The West Bengal government and the Metro Railway authorities Friday agreed to cooperate with each other to expedite all ongoing metro projects in the state.
While the state government assured of providing the Metro Railway authority with adequate land for its various ongoing projects, the Metro authority assured of completing
all its ongoing projects by 2022.
The decisions were taken in meeting at the state secretariat Nabanna, which was attended, among others, by the state Chief Secretary Moloy De, Home Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, senior police officials, and top officials of the Metro Railway authority.
The state secretariat sources said that the meeting also reviewed the progress of all ongoing metro railway projects and discussed the land issues that stood as barrier before smooth progress of some of them.
Even as the ongoing Joka-BBD Bagh Metro received clearance from the Centre for its full stretch, the Metro Railway authority agreed some disputes regarding land still remained unresolved between Majerhat and BBD Bagh.
Also the Garia-Airport metro work was getting delayed because of land problems near Chingrighata area, the Metro authority said.
Airport-New Barrackpore-Barasat metro project was also discussed in the meeting.
The state government officials immediately said that they will ensure the problems removed as early as possible for smooth progress of these ongoing projects.
A high-level committee, led by the state Urban Development Secretary Subrata Gupta was also formed to clear these obstacles and expedite progress of the project works,
the sources said.