Kolkata Metro Line 2 is expected to start soon this year. The East-West metro line will run 16.6km at a stretch between Sector V to Howrah Maidan, including an underwater tunnel running over the Hooghly River.
The extension of the Metro will make it easier and faster for the commuters to travel from any corner of the city. However, on the completion of the metro lines, Esplanade will be the most important station and the busiest station with the intersection of three corridors namely North-South, East-West and Joka -BBD Bag. The count of the crowd is expected to be nearly in lakhs. As a solution, RITES is planning a commuting dispersal system, including entrance and exit plans and underground connectivity for mostly crowded places like Eden Gardens, Netaji indoor stadium, high court and major ferry ghats, etc.
After the “Majherhat Bridge” collapse last year, Metro lines are overcrowded during peak hours. The suicide rate is also going up day by day creating a lot of hassle for the busy commuters during office hours. To stop such fatal deaths and suicide attempts, platform screen doors are being placed at the Karunamoyee Station of the East-West Metro. The Chinese consortium of Zhu Zhou CRRC Times Electric Co Ltd of Hunan and Panasonic Manufacturing (Beijing) Co Ltd. manufactures these floor-to-ceiling sliding doors. About 48 engineers, including engineers from China, are working to install these sliding doors. These automatic sliding doors will open together with the Metro doors. Specially, designed for crowds, these sliding doors will have sensors that will automatically reopen even if there is an obstacle within 6mm of the two slides.
Aludecor’s 4mm aluminium composite panels have been used in the construction of the sector V metro station of the East-West Metro.
Aludecor feels privileged to be a part of such a prestigious project. Aludecor metal composite panels had been used in many such government projects across the country. Lucknow Metro Station, Bhopal tourism building in Madhya Pradesh, National Jute Board in Kolkata, Chattbir Zoo in Chandigarh and Ministry of Corporate Affairs Building in Jaipur are some among the recent prestigious projects.