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178519-03-2024
KOLKATA
FOOTFALL ON HOWRAH MAIDAN TO ESPLANADE STRETCH OF EAST-WEST METRO CROSSES SIXTY-SEVEN THOUSAND ON THE SECOND DAY

AMAR KOLKATA METRO

KOLKATA

PRESS RELEASE

FOOTFALL o­n HOWRAH MAIDAN TO ESPLANADE STRETCH OF EAST-WEST METRO CROSSES SIXTY-SEVEN THOUSAND o­n THE SECOND DAY

Kolkata, Date: 17.03.2024

Commercial Metro services o­n Howrah Maidan to Esplanade stretch of Green Line have started from 15.03.2024(Friday).On the very second day, i.e. o­n 16.03.2024 (Saturday) footfall o­n this stretch has crossed sixty-seven thousand mark.The total footfall registered o­n this stretch has been 67,240. The maximum footfall (24,724) was registered at Howrah Metro station. Howrah Maidan Metro station registered footfall of 24,058 passengers. Mahakaran and Esplanade Metro stations registered 8,977 and 9,481 footfall respectively o­n the second day.

Commuters from different areas of Kolkata, Howrah and suburbs travelled in this Metro to save their time and see this engineering marvel. Their joy and celebrations were visible.

Metro staff worked tirelessly in order to provide a smooth and memorable travelling experience to them.

Commuters also found it convenient to switch corridors at Esplanade and Kavi Subhash Metro stations with integrated tickets. Metro staff also helped them to find their respective Metros.

Adequate counters were opened and Smart Cards, Tokens, Paper Based QR Tickets were also made available in order to facilitate seamless and smooth journey for the commuters.

Metro Authorities have provided commuters a very cheap, fast and traffic woes-free journey which is going to be an ultimate traffic solution for Kolkata and suburbs.

Kausik Mitra

Chief Public Relations Officer










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