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A sneak peek into Kolkata Metro’s East-West line

On an average, 7 lakh commuters will cross the Hooghly on the East-West Metro to Kolkata. The eventual route from Howrah Maidan to Sector V in Salt Lake will accommodate 12 stations

A sneak peek into Kolkata Metro's East-West line

The Kolkata East-West Metro had its first trial run from Central Park Metro station to Salt Lake Sector V with a new rake making its inaugural journey from the Salt Lake to Karunamoyee station. (Express photo: Partha Paul)

A sneak peek into Kolkata Metro's East-West line

The run was intended to test the preparedness of both the rake and the newly laid tracks. (Express photo: Partha Paul)

A sneak peek into Kolkata Metro's East-West line

The third line at three stations -- Sector Five, Karunamoyee and City Centre -- was electrified with the regulation 750 V in order to make the trial run possible. (Express photo: Partha Paul)

A sneak peek into Kolkata Metro's East-West line

On an average, 7 lakh commuters will cross the Hooghly on the East West Metro to Kolkata. The eventual route from Howrah Maidan to Sector five in Salt Lake will accommodate 12 stations. (Express photo: Partha Paul)

A sneak peek into Kolkata Metro's East-West line

Of the 16.6 km of tracks, 10.8 km will run underground, from Howrah Maidan to Subhash Sarobar. The track will emerge over ground to the end of the route. (Express photo: Partha Paul)

A sneak peek into Kolkata Metro's East-West line

Work on the East West Metro is scheduled to be completed in three phases. The first phase covers the stretch between Sector Five and Salt Lake Stadium, the second from Salt Lake to Phulbagan, and the third from Phulbagan to Howrah Maidan. (Express photo: Partha Paul)

A sneak peek into Kolkata Metro's East-West line

KMRCL has said work on the first phase will be over by the end of this financial year, though the route from Sector Five to Salt Lake Stadium should be operational by October of this year. (Express photo: Partha Paul)