The West Bengal government and the Metro Railway authorities have finally agreed to cooperate with each other for the completion of the ongoing metro projects in the State. The West Bengal Government assured to offer sufficient land to the Metro Railway authority for its various ongoing projects and the Metro authority also assured to complete all its ongoing projects by 2022.
Both these decisions are taken in the meeting that was held at the state secretariat Nabanna. The State Chief Secretary Moloy De, Home Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, senior police officials, and top officials of the Metro Railway authority attended the meeting.
The sources said that the meeting also reviewed the progress of all ongoing metro railway projects and also discussed the land issues that stood as a barrier in the development process.
The Metro Railway authority, however, agreed that there are several unsolved disputes related to land between Majerhat and BBD Bagh. This is the situation even after the project received sanction from the Central Government.
The work of Garia-Airport metro was also getting delayed due to the land problems close to Chingrighata area, the Metro authority said. The Airport-New Barrackpore-Barasat metro project was also discussed in the meeting.
The state government officials also said that they will ensure to resolve problems at the earliest to ensure smooth progress of the ongoing projects.
To fix the problems, a high-level committee was formed with Subrata Gupta, the State Urban Development Secretary being the head to check the progress of metro rail project, sources said.