Railway Minister Piyush Goyal inaugurated the new East-West Metro Corridor in Kolkata on Thursday. On Friday, Valentine’s Day, a man was seen proposing to his lady love with a rose inside the metro. A photo of the couple was shared by the official Twitter handle of The Kolkata Metro. The metro had its debut run on the Valentine’s Day and seems like this couple just decided to make it all the more memorable with an adorable gesture. Also Read - Felt Bad: Mamata Banerjee on Not Being Invited to East-West Metro Launch
In the photo shared by Metro Rail Kolkata, the man is seen kneeling down on one knee while gifting a rose to his beloved as the woman blushes and looks deeply in his eyes. The caption on the post read, “A gentleman proposing to his partner with a red rose inside the new E-W Metro in its debut run on Valentine’s day today.” (sic) Also Read - Man Flashes at Woman on Delhi Metro's Yellow Line, Efforts on to Nab Accused
The 4.8 km first phase of the East-West Metro corridor connects the tech hub of Salt Lake Sector V with the soccer venue Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. The later part of this metro project will make Kolkata the first Indian city to have an underwater train.
Reportedly, Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited is executing this metro project, which is technologically similar to the Eurostar (connecting Paris and London) and connects the twin cities of Howrah and Kolkata. Out of the total 16.6 km, 5.8 km is an elevated corridor and 10.8 km will run underground. The 520-metre twin tunnels under the river are part of the underground stretch. Once commissioned, people can travel more than a 10-storied building below the water surface for nearly half a kilometre across the 460 metres wide Hooghly river.