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KOLKATA
EAST-WEST METRO CARRIED MORE THAN 1.18 CRORE PASSENGERS IN 2023

AMAR KOLKATA METRO

KOLKATA

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EAST-WEST METRO CARRIED MORE THAN 1.18 CRORE PASSENGERS IN 2023

Kolkata, Date: 31.01.2024

Kolkata Metro, since its inception in 1984, has been the mainstay of the transport system of Kolkata and the adjoining areas. With the passage of time, the popularity of Kolkata Metro has increased by leaps and bounds. This wide acceptance of Kolkata Metro as the ultimate solution provider of the traffic woes of Kolkata is getting reflected in the passenger count of East-West Metro Corridor (Green Line). From 1st January, 2023 to 31st December, 2023, East-West Metro has carried 1.18 crore passengers. This is almost 130.57 % more than the passenger count of 2022 in this Corridor.In 2022, the passenger count of East-West Metro Corridor was 51.39 lakhs. This surge in passenger figure o­nly signifies that for fast, hassle-free and smooth journeys, residents of Kolkata as well as suburbs have been preferring East-West Metro over the other modes of transport in the City of Joy.

 

It would not be out of place to mention here that passenger earning in the year 2023 in East-West Metro was Rs. 18.07 crores which has been 125.99% more than the earning of 2022, i.e. Rs 7.99 crore.

 

In 2023, using newly introduced App Based QR Ticketing System, 27,030 passengers travelled in East-West Metro and Metro earned Rs 4.62 lakhs from it.

From 11.10.2023 to 31.12.2023, 1,77,872 passengers purchased Paper Based QR Tickets for travelling in East-West Metro and Metro earned Rs 29.11 lakhs from this.

 

Kausik Mitra

Chief Public Relations Officer





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