METRO CARRIED MORE THAN 41.6 LAKHS PASSENGERS FROM MAHAPANCHAMI TO BIJOYADASHAMI
Kolkata,Date : 25.10.2023
Thank you very much to all Metro commuters!
Like all other previous years, Metro has carried lion share of passengers during Puja days in and around Kolkata. Commuters have also found it convenient to travel in the Metro to visit different Puja pandals during the festivities.
Metro Railway has carried 41.65 lakhs passengers from Mahapanchami to Bijoyadashami this year. Out of this, North-South Metro has ferried 39,46,945 passengers and East-West Metro has carried 2,16,581 passengers on those six days. Purple Line has carried 1,807 on Mahapanchami and Mahasashti.
In North-South Metro, maximum passenger count has been recorded at Dum Dum (3,84,857) followed by Kalighat (3,68,830) and Sovabazar-Sutanuti (2,73,098) from Mahapanchami to Bijoyadashami .
In East-West Metro, maximum passenger count has been recorded at Sealdah (82,944) followed by Salt Lake Sector V (31,225) and Karunamoyee (26,349) from Mahapanchami to Bijoyadashami.
Metro has earned Rs.6.12 crores by selling tokens, Smart Cards and recharging Smart Cards on these days. Out of this, North-South Metro has earned Rs 5.79 crores. East-West Metro has earned Rs 32.86 lakhs and Purple Line has earned Rs 26,460 respectively.
It is to be noted that in North-South Metro night-long services were run on Mahasaptami, Mahastami and Mahanabami. on these three days, East-West Metro services were run till midnight. Metro officers and staff worked in tandem to provide best possible services to valued commuters. Metro commuters also co-operated with us and they were all in praise as Metro authorities had made elaborate arrangements to provide them hassle-free journeys.
Chief Public Relations Officer