The Minister of Railways Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal has said that construction of metro system in Kolkata from Dum Dum to Noapara is scheduled to be completed by March, 2013. Works on the MUTP phase II, announced in the last budget, are also progressing satisfactorily.
While presenting the Rail Budget for 2013-14 in Parliament today he announced that the first AC EMU rake will be introduced on Mumbai suburban network in 2013-14.The construction of East-West corridor in Kolkata which is underway, will be taken forward.
Shri Bansal announced that in order to meet the growing demand, 72 additional services in Mumbai and 18 in Kolkata are being introduced. Besides, rake length is being increased from 9 cars to 12 cars for 80 services in Kolkata and 30 services in Chennai.