PASSENGER COUNT IN NORTH-SOUTH METRO
CROSSES 8 LAKHS MARK
Kolkata, Date: 21.10.2023
Subho Maha Saptami!!
Passenger count in Kolkata Metro has crossed 8 lakhs mark on Maha Sasthi, i.e. on 20.10.2023 ! After a gap of 1474 days, i.e. 07.10.2019, Metro has carried more than 8 lakhs passengers. This has been possible as commuters are preferring Metro over other modes of transport to reach their destinations in Puja days safely and quickly. Apart from the daily commuters, shoppers, travelers, pandal hoppers have found it convenient to take the Metro on Maha Sasthi evening.
This has got reflected in passenger count in North-South Metro (Blue Line). on 20.10.2023 (Maha Sasthi), North-South Metro has carried 8,00,033 passengers. Total 289 services were run on that day to cater to the Metro users.
On 20.10.2023, maximum passenger count i.e. 83498 was recorded at Dumdum. Kalighat recorded 66181 passenger count. Shovabazar-Sutanuti recorded 49872 and Esplanade recorded 46255 passenger count respectively.
It is to be noted that for the convenience of the pandal hoppers, Metro Railway has made elaborate arrangements to run night-long services in North-South Corridor on Saptami, Astami and Nabami. In East-West Corridor services will be run till mid-night on these three days. In order to cater to the increasing rush, leaves of all Metro officers and staff have been cancelled. All ticket counters have been opened at the stations so that passengers won't have to wait long in queues to purchase Smart Cards and tokens.
Chief Public Relations Officer