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KOLKATA
COUNTRY’S FIRST METRO LEAVES ITS FOOTPRINTS IN COUNTRY’S OLDEST GOVERNMENT OWNED SCIENCE MUSEUM

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KOLKATA

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COUNTRY’S FIRST METRO LEAVES ITS FOOTPRINTS IN COUNTRY’S OLDEST GOVERNMENT OWNED SCIENCE MUSEUM

Kolkata, Date: 16.05.2024

Under water Metro is all set to chug in a museum!

Metro Railway, the Lifeline of Kolkata, is India’s oldest Metro system. Over the years, it has spread its wings and presently has been running under a mighty river (Hooghly) for the first time in the country.  As it is the most convenient and cheapest mode of transport in the city which has now been running up to Howrah Maidan, so people of Kolkata, Howrah and other adjoining districts love this Metro and it has become the cynosure of all eyes.

In order to recognise Kolkata Metro’s contribution towards the socio-economic development of Kolkata and adjoining areas, Birla Industrial and Technological Museum (BITM), country's oldest government owned science and technological museum, is going to showcase the gradual evolution of Kolkata Metro in its Transport Gallery dedicated for showing gradual evolution of transport system in the world. This gallery is going to be opened o­n 18th May as a part of International Museum Expo. In this gallery, with the help of diorama, the progress of human civilization since the invention of wheel to today’s electric vehicle has been depicted in attractive story telling format.

Visitors to this gallery, situated at the ground floor of the museum building, o­nce the property of famous Tagore family, will be able to see the miniature model of under the river Metro system of Kolkata. This 3-D model will show how under the river Metro runs. Another 3-D model will show the different levels of underground Metro station and surface level. Various rare and heritage photographs have also found their places in this gallery which also briefs the visitors about different Metro Railway systems in the world. Just before finishing the visit to this gallery, visitors will be able to see the old tickets, tokens and Smart Cards of Kolkata Metro which will be o­n display here beside the exit gate.  This visit to down the memory lane will be an added attraction of this museum which was established in 1959.

Shri S. Chaudhuri, Director of BITM, has thanked Shri P Uday Kumar Reddy, General Manager, Metro Railway for providing all kind of assistance, heritage photographs, drawings as well as other exhibits to make this gallery a reality. In the coming days, students, teachers, science enthusiasts, scientists, researchers as well as Metro commuters will be immensely benefited by visiting this well curated and meticulously designed gallery. This futuristic gallery has all the ingredients to become a crowd puller of Kolkata.  

Kausik Mitra

Chief Public Relations Officer



















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