Friday, August 21, 2015

Railway Clearance for Water Supply Project

The 100 mgd water project is inching towards the finishing line. Except for a stretch of 240m, the six feet thick pipe has been laid in almost its full length of 9 km from Tarulia in New Town to River Hoogly near Bagbazar. Now jack pushing by a tunnel boring machine under the circular railway track near the intake jetty at Debendrabala Ghat will be started as soon as the Eastern Railway authorities give their clearance. The matter is now under consideration of the Commissioner of Railway Safety. All technical details have been provided to them. I took the opportunity of the meeting of Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu with Hon'ble CM at Nabanna yesterday - where I was invited to be present through an announcement by Hon'ble CM at the end of Review Meeting in the afternoon regarding participants - to request for an early concurrence, highlighting that the approval would ensure drinking water to New Town, Salt Lake, Nabadiganta, South Dum Dum and Habra. Hon'ble Railway Minister requested GM Eastern Railway to see to it and also to minute it in the proceedings for follow up.
Meeting at 6.30pm on 20 Aug 2015 at Nabanna
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Few clippings:

Ei Samay dt 21 August 2015
Anandabazar dt 21 August 2015

Salt Lake Telegraph dt 21 August 2015 (Top and below)

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