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Calcutta Metro
Calcutta  /  Published 20.11.20

Calcutta metro e-pass relief

Starting Thursday, children below 15 and women can enter a Metro station without an e-pass from 11am to 5pm, officials said. An e-pass was so far mandatory for any passenger under 60 to enter a Metro...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.11.20

Calcutta Metro braces for commuter surge

The passenger count of Metro Railway, knocking on the doors of the 1,00,000 mark, is expected to go well past the figure once suburban trains resume on Wednesday. The Metro authorities have increased...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.11.20

Calcutta metro mulls rise in train count

Metro services were disrupted for close to an hour on Tuesday afternoon after a man jumped in front of a Dum Dum-bound train at Esplanade at 12.12pm. The man survived. Trains ran between Noapara and...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 20.10.20

Metro to run fewer trains during Puja

Metro Railway will run 64 trains every day from Saptami to Dashami (October 23 to 26), instead of 152 daily trains now, an official said. On October 23, 24, 25 and 26, the first and last trains are l...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.10.20

Metro not to run Puja all-night trains

Starting Wednesday, senior citizens will be able to enter Metro stations throughout the day without an e-pass. They will just have to show their I-cards at the gates. For others, an e-pass is mandato...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.10.20

Calcutta metro passenger count inches up

A month into the resumption of commercial services, the Metro passenger count is inching towards what the authorities had geared up for. The passenger count on Monday was 77,565. The count was over 7...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.10.20

Arm lost in Metro suicide bid

Metro services were disrupted for an hour on Sunday afternoon after a woman jumped in front of a train at Belgachhia station. The 25-year-old survived but her left arm had to be amputated. She was fi...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.10.20

More Metro trains soon

One leg of the East-West Metro tunnel between Esplanade and Sealdah was completed by a boring machine on Friday evening. Engineers and workers broke into applause as soon as the machine — Urvi &...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.10.20

December 2021 target for East-West Metro

The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the completion of the East-West Metro at an estimated cost of Rs 8,575 crore, which will boost public transport in the city and reduce commuting time. The targ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 05.10.20

Phoolbagan Metro station unveiled

 East-West Metro got its first underground station on Sunday with the inauguration of Phoolbagan station. The station will be open for passengers from Monday. East-West services have remained su...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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