PASSENGER COUNT IN NORTH-SOUTH METRO AGAIN CROSSES 7.5 LAKH MARK on MAHASAPTAMI
Kolkata, Date: 22.10.2023
Subho Maha Astami!!
Passenger count in North-South Corridor of Kolkata Metro has again crossed 7.5 lakh mark on Maha Saptami, i.e. on 21.10.2023 !
This has been possible as commuters are preferring Metro over other modes of transport to reach their destinations in Puja days safely and quickly. Pandal hoppers have found it convenient to take the Metro on Maha Saptami evening to visit different pandals.
This has got reflected in passenger count in North-South Metro (Blue Line). on 21.10.2023 (Maha Saptami), North-South Metro has carried 7,52,499 passengers. Total 248 services were run night-long on that day to cater to the Metro users.
On 21.10.2023, maximum passenger count i.e. 81798 was recorded at Kalighat. Dumdum recorded 69106 passenger count. Shovabazar-Sutanuti recorded 54346 and Rabindra Sarobar recorded 44265 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 are being 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