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India, Kolkata - in/29


Extension underway from 8.45 km from Tollygunge to New Garia for commissioning March, 2004, funded two-thirds by Indian Railways, one-third by State government. Existing system, the first underground metro in India, is 16.45 km-long. Visit www.metropla.net 10/01.8.45 km-long Tollygunge-Garia extension delayed by 9 months by 3,000 squatter families along banks of Tolly's canal holding up necessary piling works for elevated section. Work on the 160 m-long Tollygunge subway has already been completed, and is set for a ceremonial opening on 15th August 2001. Visit www.metropla.net 36/01.