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194105-07-2024
KOLKATA
AROUND 29 LAKH PASSENGERS TRAVELLED FROM GREEN LINE-2 TO BLUE LINE IN THREE AND HALF MONTHS

AMAR METRO

KOLKATA

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AROUND 29 LAKH PASSENGERS TRAVELLED FROM GREEN LINE-2 TO BLUE LINE IN THREE AND HALF MONTHS

Kolkata, Date: 05.07.2024

Since the beginning of the commercial services o­n under the river stretch of Green Line-2 from 15.03.2024 around 29 lakh passengers have travelled from different stations of Green Line-2 to different stations of Blue Line till 30.06.2024. This figure signifies that the interchanging point of these two corridors of Kolkata Metro at Esplanade has enabled the commuters coming from the suburban areas of Eastern Railway and South Eastern Railway to travel to any part of the city including the heart of the city i.e. Esplanade easily and comfortably. This facility was unthinkable for these commuters earlier. Out of these around 29 lakh passengers, around 13 lakh passengers have terminated their journey at Esplanade.

As per the estimated figure, around 17 lakh passengers have travelled from Howrah Metro station to different stations of Blue Line and around 11 lakh passengers have done the same from Howrah Maidan Metro station. Around 2 lakh passengers have travelled to Dumdum and around 1.5 lakh passengers have travelled to Kalighat from different stations of Green Line-2 in the said period. Around 1 lakh passengers have travelled up to Kavi Subhash from Howrah Maidan, Howrah and Mahakaran Metro stations. Around 55,000 passengers have travelled to Dakshineswar, around 78,000 passengers have travelled to Park Street and 1.33 lakh passengers have travelled to Rabindra Sadan from different stations of this stretch of Green Line-2.

In order to make this interchanging smoother and more flexible, queue managers have been installed at Esplanade Metro station to ensure seamless interchange of passengers in between Old Esplanade station (Blue Line) and New Esplanade station (Green Line). These are allowing all passengers to move freely. Strategic installation of these queue managers has also eliminated the possibility of mixing of Green Line-2 and Blue Line bound passengers. Colour footprints o­n the floors of platforms and concourse areas, indicative arrows o­n the ceiling along with numerous banners and stickers have immensely benefitted the passengers to find their suitable entry/exit points as well as trains smoothly. Metro staff and RPF personnel have been working in tandem to ensure free and fast interchange of passengers at Esplanade specially during the peak hours.

 

Kausik Mitra

Chief Public Relations Officer





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