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KOLKATA
UNDER THE RIVER METRO CARRIED 7.5 LAKHS PASSENGERS IN 17 DAYS

AMAR KOLKATA METRO

 

KOLKATA

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

UNDER THE RIVER METRO CARRIED 7.5 LAKHS PASSENGERS IN 17 DAYS

 

Kolkata, Date:03.04.2024

 

Under the River stretch of Green Line of Kolkata Metro has carried 7.5 lakhs passengers in the last 17 days of the last fiscal. Much to the delight of the Metro users and suburban passengers of Eastern Railway as well as South Eastern Railway, commercial service o­n Howrah Maidan to Esplanade stretch of Green Line under the river Hooghly has started from 15.03.2024. From day o­ne this stretch has been drawing thousands of commuters. At present there are four Metro stations dotting this stretch i.e. Howrah Maidan, Howrah, Mahakaran and Esplanade and services o­n this stretch are available from Monday to Saturday. Esplanade Metro station acts as an interchanging station between Green Line and Blue Line.

 

Maximum passenger count, 3.15 lakhs has been registered at Howrah station followed by Howrah Maidan station (2.55 lakhs) o­n this stretch.

 

As under the river stretch of Kolkata Metro has connected two century old cities Howrah and Kolkata under the river Hooghly as well as has been offering fastest mode of transport to reach the heart of Kolkata from Howrah and also connecting the Blue Line, which was unthinkable so far, it is expected that passenger count o­n this stretch will further increase in this financial year.

 

 

Kausik Mitra

Chief Public Relations Officer





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