Kolkata Metro Rail

Kolkata Metro Rail
Kolkata Metro Rail

Kolkata Metro Rail

Kolkata is the main business, commercial and financial hub of eastern India and the northeastern states. It is also a major commercial and military port, and the only city in eastern India to have an international airport. Details of Kolkata Metro are here.

Kolkata Metro : Fare, Timing, Rules, Helpline Number, Time Table

Kolkata Metro Rail Train Time Table ~ PDF Download

Details of Kolkata Metro Rail Time Table

Kolkata Metro : Time Table ~ 26.07.2021

Metro Railway Kolkata announced that

For the convenience of the Metro commuters, it has been decided to add 12 more Metro services (UP & DN) from 26.07.2021(Monday). Metro will run 220 (110 UP & 110DN) daily services instead of 208 services from Monday to Friday so that the passengers can travel comfortably.

Out of these services, 150 services (75UP & 75DN) will run in between Kavi Subhash and Dakshineswar. Metro services will run at an interval of 6 minutes during morning and evening peak hours.

  • FIRST SERVICE
    • At 07.30 hrs from Dakshineswar to Kavi Subhash instead of 08.00 hrs.
    • At 07.30 hrs from Dum Dum to Dakshineswar instead of 08.00 hrs.
    • At 07.30 hrs from Kavi Subhash to Dakshineswar instead of 08.00 hrs.
    • At 07.30 hrs from Dum Dum to Kavi Subhash instead of 08.00 hrs.
  • LAST SERVICE
    • At 19.48 hrs from Dakshineswar to Kavi Subhash (No change)
    • At 20.00 hrs from Dum Dum to Kavi Subhash(No change)
    • At 20.00 hrs from Kavi Subhash to Dakshineswar (No change)
  • On Saturdays, 104 numbers (52 UP & 52 DN) Maintenance Special Services will be run o­nly for essential staff from 08.00 hrs to 11.30 hrs and 15.30 hrs to 19.15 hrs between Kavi Subhash and Dakshinewar. There will be no services on Sundays. East –West Metro services will remain unchanged. No tokens will be issued.

Time Table w.e.f. 26.07.2021 ~ PDF Download

Kolkata Metro Train Services 19.07.2021
Kolkata Metro Train Services 19.07.2021

12 Additional Metro Services From 26.07.2021 (Monday)

Metro Railway, Kolkata announced that, for the convenience of the Metro commuters, it has been decided to add 12 more Metro services (UP & DN) from 26.07.2021(Monday). Metro will run 220 (110 UP & 110DN) daily services instead of 208 services from Monday to Friday so that the passengers can travel comfortably. Out of these services, 150 services (75UP & 75DN) will run in between Kavi Subhash and Dakshineswar. Metro services will run at an interval of 6 minutes during morning and evening peak hours.

FIRST SERVICE

First metro at 7.30 hrs

  • At 07.30 hrs from Dakshineswar to Kavi Subhash instead of 08.00 hrs.
  • At 07.30 hrs from Dum Dum to Dakshineswar instead of 08.00 hrs.
  • At 07.30 hrs from Kavi Subhash to Dakshineswar instead of 08.00 hrs.
  • At 07.30 hrs from Dum Dum to Kavi Subhash instead of 08.00 hrs.

LAST SERVICE

  • At 19.48 hrs from Dakshineswar to Kavi Subhash (No change)
  • At 20.00 hrs from Dum Dum to Kavi Subhash(No change)
  • At 20.00 hrs from Kavi Subhash to Dakshineswar (No change)

On Saturdays, 104 numbers (52 UP & 52 DN) Maintenance Special Services will be run o­nly for essential staff from 08.00 hrs to 11.30 hrs and 15.30 hrs to 19.15 hrs between Kavi Subhash and Dakshinewar. There will be no services on Sundays. East–West Metro services will remain unchanged. No tokens will be issued.

16 Additional Metro Services from 19.07.2021(Monday)

For the convenience of the passengers in the morning and evening peak hours. frequency of metro services reduced to six minutes

Metro Railway, Kolkata announced that it has been decided to add 16 more services (UP & DN) in the morning and evening peak hours from 19.07.2021(Monday). Metro will run 208 daily services instead of 192 services from Monday to Friday so that the passengers can travel comfortably. During morning and evening peak hours, Metro services will run at the interval of 6 minutes.

FIRST SERVICE

  • At 08.00 hrs from Dakshineswar to Kavi Subhash
  • At 08.00 hrs from Dum Dum to Dakshineswar
  • At 08.00 hrs from Kavi Subhash to Dakshineswar
  • At 08.00 hrs from Dum Dum to Kavi Subhash

LAST SERVICE

  • At 19.48 hrs from Dakshineswar to Kavi Subhash
  • At 20.00 hrs from Dum Dum to Kavi Subhash
  • At 20.00 hrs from Kavi Subhash to Dakshineswar

On Saturdays, 104 numbers ( 52 UP & 52 DN )Maintenance Special Services will be run for essential staff from 08.00 hrs to 11.30 hrs and 15.30 hrs to 19.30 hrs from Kavi Subhash and Dakshinewar There will be no services o­n Sundays. East–West Metro services will remain unchanged. No tokens will be issued.

Metro to Run 192 Services from 16.07.2021

Metro Railway will run 192 services (UP & DN) from 16.07.2021 from Monday to Friday. These services will be available from 08.00 a.m. to 08.00 p.m between Dakshineswar and Kavi Subhash. o­n Saturdays, 104 Maintenance Special Services will be run o­nly for essential staff like before. There will be no services o­n Sundays. 48 services will be run o­n East-West Metro corridor from 08.00 am to 08.00 pm from Monday to Friday. No tokens will be issued. Commuters will be able to travel in the Metro o­nly by using their Smart Cards.

Out of these, 133 services will run between Kavi Subhash and Dakshineswar Metro Stations.

FIRST SERVICE

  • At 08.00 hrs from Dakshineswar to Kavi Subhash
  • At 08.00 hrs from Dum Dum to Dakshineswar
  • At 08.00 hrs from Kavi Subhash to Dakshineswar
  • At 08.00 hrs from Dum Dum to Kavi Subhash

LAST SERVICE

  • At 19.48 hrs from Dakshineswar to Kavi Subhash
  • At 20.00 hrs from Dum Dum to Kavi Subhash
  • At 20.00 hrs from Kavi Subhash to Dakshineswar
  • Services will be available 7/9 minutes interval in the DN direction from 09.50 hrs to 20.00 hrs.
  • Services will be available 7/9 minutes interval in the DN direction from 09.50 hrs to 20.00 hrs.

Metro to Run 104 Maintenance Special Services from 12.07.2021 between Dakshineswar and Kavi Subhash

Metro will run 104 (52 UP & 52 DN) Maintenance Special Services instead of 90 Maintenance Special Services from 12.07.2021 (Monday) . In the morning, the first service will leave from Dakshineswar and Kavi Subhash at 08:00 hrs (instead of 08.30 hrs.) and the last service will leave from Dakshineswar and Kavi Subhash at 11:30 hrs (no change in timing). In the evening, the first service will leave from Dakshineswar and Kavi Subhash at 15:30 hrs (instead of 15.45 hrs.) and the last service will leave from Dakshineswar and Kavi Subhash at 19.15 hrs (instead of 19.00 hrs). These services will ply at an interval of 8 minutes during peak hours from Monday to Saturday. There will be no services o­n Sunday.

Metro to Run 90 Maintenance Special services from 05.07.2021 between Dakshineswar and Kavi Subhash

Metro will run 90 (45 UP & 45 DN) Maintenance Special Services instead of 62 Maintenance Special Services from 05.07.2021 (Monday). In the morning, the first service will leave from Dakshineswar and Kavi Subhash at 08:30 hrs (no change in timing) and the last service will leave from Dakshineswar and Kavi Subhash at 11:30 hrs (no change in timing). In the evening, the first service will leave from Dakshineswar and Kavi Subhash at 15:45 hrs (no change in timing) and the last service will leave from Dakshineswar and Kavi Subhash at 19.00 hrs (instead of 18:30 hrs). These services will ply at an interval of 8 minutes during peak hours from Monday to Saturday (instead of 11-12 minutes). There will be no services o­n Sunday.

Metro to Run 62 Maintenance Special Services from 28.06.2021 between Dakshineswar and Kavi Subhash

Metro authorities have decided to run 62 (31 UP & 31 DN) Maintenance Special Services instead of 40 Maintenance Special Services from 28.06.2021 (Monday) to ensure social distancing in Metro premises and trains. In the morning the first service will leave from Dakshineswar and Kavi Subhash at 08:30 hrs (instead of 09.00 hrs) and the last service will leave from Dakshineswar and Kavi Subhash at 11:30 hrs (instead of 11.15 hrs). In the evening, the first service will leave from Dakshineswar and Kavi Subhash at 15:45 hrs (no change in timing) and the last service will leave from Dakshineswar and Kavi Subhash at 18:30 hrs (instead of 18:00 hrs). These services will ply at an interval of 11-12 minutes from Monday to Saturday. There will be no services o­n Sunday.

Metro to Run 40 Maintenance Special Services (20 Up & 20 Dn) from 21.06.2021 (Monday) In between Dakshineswar and Kavi Subhash

The authorities have decided to run 40 (20 UP & 20 DN) Maintenance Specials from 21.06.2021(Monday). These services will ply between Dakshineswar and Kavi Subhash from 09.00 hrs to 11.15 hrs and again 15.45 hrs to 18.00 hrs at an interval of 15 minutes from Monday to Saturday. There will be no services available o­n Sunday. Earlier 12 maintenance special services used to be run in between Dumdum and Kavi Subhash.

Fares 

Metro Railway’s fare is the minimum amongst all the Metros in operation in India. Metro fare is also the lowest in comparison to road transport in the city of Kolkata. Fare of Metro Railway has been revised w.e.f 05.12.2019.

Fare Chart of North – South Metro between Dakshineswar – Kavi Subhash ~ 23.02.2021

Fare Chart of East – West Metro from Karunamoyee
Salt Lake Sector – VRs.5
Central ParkRs.5
City CenterRs.5
Bengal Chemical Rs.10
Salt Lake StadiumRs.10

Fare Chart of East – West Metro from Central Park

StationsFare
KarunamoyeeRs.5
City CenterRs.5
Salt Lake Sector – VRs.10
Bengal Chemical Rs.10
Salt Lake StadiumRs.10

Fare Chart of East – West Metro from Salt Lake Sector – V

Fare Chart of East – West Metro from Salt Lake Stadium

For North – South corridor:

I. Single Journey Token
Zone  Distance  Fare in Rs. 
Zone-I          Up  to  5 KM 
Zone-II     >5 KM to 10 KM  10 
Zone-III   >10 KM to 15 KM  15 
Zone-IV   >15 KM to 20 KM  15 
Zone-V  >20 KM to  25 KM  20 
Zone-VI  >25 KM to  30 KM  25 
II. Smart Card(Stored Value)
Recharge Value (Rs.)  Gained Value (Rs.)  Validity 
100.00  110.00  365 days 
200.00  220.00  365 days 
300.00  330.00  365 days 
500.00  550.00  365 days 
1000.00 1100.00 365 days
III. Tourist Smart Card
Type  Cost (Rs.)  Security Deposit (Rs.)  Validity 
250.00  60.00  Unlimited rides for 1 day 
II  550.00  60.00  Unlimited rides for 3 days 
IV. Smart Cards for MLAs against Rail Travel Coupons (RTC)

Persons authorised to use RTC Smart Card Recharge Smart Card
MLAs of West Bengal Assembly Permitted Permitted
Ex-MLAs of West Bengal Assembly Not permitted Not permitted

For East – West corridor:

I. Single Journey Token
Distance  Fare in Rs. 
0-2 KM 5.00
2-5 KM 10.00
5-10 KM 20.00
10-16.5 KM 30.00
II. Smart Card(Stored Value)
Recharge Value (Rs.)  Gained Value (Rs.)  Validity 
100.00  110.00  365 days 
200.00  220.00  365 days 
300.00  330.00  365 days 
500.00  550.00  365 days 
1000.00 1100.00 365 days
III. Tourist Smart Card
Type  Cost (Rs.)  Security Deposit (Rs.)  Validity 
250.00  60.00  Unlimited rides for 3 days 
II  550.00  60.00  Unlimited rides for 5 days 
IV. Smart Cards for MLAs against Rail Travel Coupons (RTC)

Persons authorised to use RTC Smart Card Recharge Smart Card
MLAs of West Bengal Assembly Permitted Permitted
Ex-MLAs of West Bengal Assembly Not permitted Not permitted

IV. Smart Cards for MLAs against Rail Travel Coupons (RTC)

Persons authorised to use RTC Smart Card Recharge Smart Card
MLAs of West Bengal Assembly Permitted Permitted
Ex-MLAs of West Bengal Assembly Not permitted Not permitted

✅ Timing of Services

  • WEEK DAYS (6.45 AM TO 09.55 PM) – 288 services.
  • SATURDAYS (6.45 AM TO 09.55 PM) – 236 services.
  • SUNDAYS (9.00 AM TO 09.55 PM) – 124 services.

(Last train reaching at destination station at 10:44 PM)

TRAVEL TIME : Dum Dum to Kavi Subhash 49 Min.
Noapara to Kavi Subhash 54 Min.
FREQUENCY OF SERVICES
WEEK DAYS : 5 minutes (Min.), 15 minutes (Max.)
SATURDAYS : 7 minutes (Min.), 15 minutes (Max.)
SUNDAYS :10 minutes (Min.), 20 minutes (Max.)
NO. OF PASSENGERS
WEEK DAYS : Max 9.22 Lakh on 03.10.19
SATURDAYS : Max 7.74 Lakh on 13.10.18
SUNDAYS : Max 7.02 Lakh on 14.10.18
HOLIDAY : 3.87 Lakh

General Rules

Rules For Smart Token
  • Token is meant for single journey. There is no provision for return journey token.
  • Token is captured at the exit gate on completion of journey.
  • Lost token is not replaced under any circumstances.
Rules For Smart Card
  • The first time user will have to purchase the smart card by paying Rs.100/200/300/500 and 1000 (inclusive of Security Deposit of Rs. 60/-) and later on get the pass value recharged for any amount of Rs.100/200/300/500 & 1000, up to maximum card balance of Rs.5000/-. A 10% bonus on flat rate is given on issuing new smart card (minus SD) and further on recharging of smart card. Validity of such card is one year from the date of purchase or date of “add value”.
  • A passenger is allowed to enter through the entry gate only with a minimum balance of Rs.25/-(the maximum chargeable fare).
  • When a passenger tries to exit with a card without proper recorded entry in it, the passenger is not deemed to be travelling without ticket. Such a mismatch is penalized by deducting Rs.25/- from the smart card.
  • In case a patron does not flash his smart card at the exit and makes an improper exit, the card is locked. The booking counter deducts the maximum chargeable fare Rs.25/- from the smart card when the same is presented in the next visit and the card is unlocked.
  • Lost card is not replaced under any circumstances.

✅ Baggage Rules

BAGGAGE PERMITTED TO BE CARRIED -upto 10kgs in weight and not bulky in nature

  • Any person while travelling in Metro Railway may carry only small items of personal baggage, e.g., Tiffin basket, small hand bag or attache case in addition to umbrella or walking sticks required for personal use which are not likely to cause an accident or obstruction or any inconvenience to other passengers.
ARTICLES NOT PERMITTED AS ACCOMPANIED BAGGAGE

No person shall take with him –

  • Offensive articles, such as wet skin, hides, dead poultry and gore etc.
  • Dangerous articles, such as- explosives of any variety including fire works, inflammable materials such as oil, grease, ghee, paint, dry grass and leaves of any variety, waste papers, acids and other corrosive substances; or
  • Dead body.
✅ OFFENCE AND PENALTIES
  • Any person who commits any offence of caring offensive goods or explosives or dangerous goods in violation of Rule 4 will also render himself liable for prosecution under section 8 of the Calcutta Metro Railway (operation and Maintenance) (Temporary Provisions), Act, 1985.
  • Any offence referred to in sub-rule shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees for caring offensive goods and an imprisonment for a term which may extend to four years and also a fine which may extend to five thousand rupees for carrying any dangerous goods. The offender shall also be responsible for any loss, injury or damage which may be caused by reason of such goods having been brought upon the Metro Railway.

✅ Helpline Numbers

Metro Railway Helpline Numbers are here.

  • Women Helpline number :- 9007041908
  • Other Helpline Number :- 9007041789
  • Security Helpline :- 182

KOLKATA METRO – THE 1ST METRO SYSTEM IN INDIA

The initiative had to wait for 2 decades when in 1969 the Metropolitan Transport Project was initiated. The master plan prepared by them in 1971 envisaged a network of 97.50 km consisting of three North-South corridors of which three were selected for detailed planning. These three lines were Dumdum – Tollygunge, Bidhannager – Ramrajatala and Dakshineswar – Thakurpukur.

Based on traffic studies, the Dumdum – Tollygunge corridor was first selected for implementation and work started on 29th December, 1972. On 24th October 1984, the first stretch, a length of about 3.4 km between Esplanade and Bhowanipur was completed, the first metro line in India. Over the years, others stretches on the corridor were gradually completed and some extensions were also made. This corridor was extended to New Garia as late as 2010. The people of Kolkata, enjoyed benefits of a modern metro system.

Line 1 :- North-South Metro

The North–South Metro of the Kolkata Metro is South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas in West Bengal. It consists of 24 operational stations from Kavi Subhash to Noapara, of which 7 are elevated, 2 are at grade and the remaining 15 are underground and 2 other elevated stations under construction with a total distance of 31 km.

Noapara – Dakshineswar : North – South Corridor of Metro Railway Extended ~ 22.02.2021
  • Metro service from Dakshineswar will help passengers to enjoy pollution-free, comfortable and convenient journey
  • Inauguration of 4.1 km long Metro extension from Noapara to Dakshineswar will benefit 50,000 commuters daily
  • Passengers to enjoy pollution free comfortable and convenient journey
  • Worshippers to conveniently visit Dakshineswar Temple
  • Lift and escalators for Divyangjan and senior citizens.

The much-awaited stretch from Noapara to Dakshineswar was inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi by flagging off the first train from Dakshineswar o­n 22.02.2021. The North-South Metro is now extended beyond Noapara to Dakshineswar. This 4.1 kms of the stretch from Noapara to Dakshineswar can be covered in 10 minutes o­nly. The commercial services will come into force with effect from 23.02.2021(Tuesday).

WEEKDAYS (MONDAY TO FRIDAY) :TOTAL DAILY SERVICES 244 : 158 SERVICES (UP & DN) IN BETWEEN KAVI SUBHASHAND DAKSHINESWAR

  • UP DIRECTION
    • 79 services will be run from Kavi Subhash to Dakshineswar.
    • Three additional services will be run from Dum Dum to Dakshineswar.
  • DN DIRECTION
    • 79 services will be run from Dakshineswar to Kavi Subhash.
  • FIRST SERVICE
    • At 07.00 hrs from Dakshineswar to Kavi Subhash.
    • At 07.00 hrs from Dum Dum to Dakshineswar.
    • At 07.00 hrs from Kavi Subhash to Dakshineswar.
    • At 07.00 hrs from Dum Dum to Kavi Subhash.
  • LAST SERVICE
    • At 21.18 hrs from Dakshineswar to Kavi Subhash.
    • At 21.30 hrs fromDum Dum toKavi Subhash.
    • At 21.30 hrs from Kavi Subhash to Dakshineswar.

SATURDAYS : TOTAL SERVICES 228 : 156 SERVICES (UP & DN) IN BETWEEN KAVI SUBHAS AND DAKSHINESWAR

  • UP Direction
    • 78 services will be run from Kavi Subhash to Dakshineswar.
    • Three additional services will be run from Dum Dum to Dakshineswar
  • DN Direction
    • 78 services will be run from Dakshineswar to Kavi Subhash.
  • FIRST SERVICE
    • At 07.00 hrs from Dakshineswar to Kavi Subhash.
    • At 07.00 hrs from Dum Dum to Daskhineswar.
    • At 07.00 hrs from Kavi Subhash to Dakshineswar.
    • At 07.00 hrs from Dum Dum to Kavi Subhas.
  • LAST SERVICE
    • At 21.18 hrs from Dakshineswar to Kavi Subhash.
    • At 21.30 hrs from Dum Dum toKavi Subhash.
    • At 21.30 hrs from Kavi Subhash to Dakshineswar.

SUNDAYS : TOTAL SERVICES 102 : 100 SERVICES (UP & DN) IN BETWEEN KAVI SUBHASH AND DAKSHINESWAR

  • UP Direction
    • 50 services will be run from Kavi Subhash to Dakshineswar.
    • Two additional services will be run from Dum Dum to Dakshineswar
  • DN Direction
    • 48 services will be run from Dakshineswar to Kavi Subhash.
  • FIRST SERVICE
    • At 09.00 hrs from Dakshineswar to Kavi Subhash.
    • At 09.00hrs from Dum Dum to Dakshineswar.
    • At 09.00 hrs from Kavi Subhash to Dakshineswar.
    • At 09.00 hrs from Dum Dum to Kavi Subhash.
  • LAST SERVICE
    • At 21.18 hrs from Dakshineswar to Kavi Subhash.
    • At 21.30 hrs from Dum Dum to Kavi Subhash.
    • At 21.30 hrs from Kavi Subhash to Dakshineswar.

Line 2 :- East–West Metro

Kolkata Metro Line 2 (Line 2 or East-West Corridor) will connect Teghoria with Howrah via Salt Lake by going underneath the Hooghly River/Ganga in the Indian state of West Bengal. It would consist of 17 stations from Teghoria (Haldiram) in the east to Howrah Maidan in the west, of which 11 would be elevated and 6 would be underground, with a total distance of 22 km.

East-West Metro Services Extended Upto Phoolbgan ~ 04.10.2020

Railway Minister inaugurated Phoolbagan Metro station of East-West Metro on 4th October 2020. Shri Piyush Goyal also flagged off the first train from the newly inaugurated Phoolbgan station through video link. Shri Goyal said that this extension of services from Salt Lake Stadium to Phoolbagan (a stretch of 1.665 kms) will be a great help for the commuters more so because of its proximity to Sealdah station. Terming this as a gift for Durga Puja, he also said that Metro provides the safest, cleanest and fastest transportation system in Kolkata. Shri Babul Supriyo, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change congratulated Hon’ble Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry for taking the initiative to commission this modern and beautiful Phoolbagan Metro station so early. He expressed his hope that in the coming day’s people will be able to commute to and from Sealdah station easily due to this extension of East-West Metro.

The total length of this project is 16.5 km and the total estimated project cost is Rs. 8574.98 Cr. This will connect Howrah on the West bank of the River Hooghly with Salt Lake City on its East bank. The first phase of the East-West Metro from Salt Lake Stadium to Salt Lake Sector V was inaugurated by Shri Piyush Goyal on 13th February 2020.

Service Details

  • Commercial services to and from Phoolbagan station will start from 05.10.2020 (Monday).
  • Daily 48 services will run from 08:00 hrs to 19:50 hrs from Salt Lake Sector-V to Phoolbagan at 30 minutes interval.
  • The last service will start from Salt Lake Sector-V and Phoolbagan stations at 19:30 hrs.
  • There will be no service on Sunday.
Kolkata East West Metro Corridor
Kolkata East West Metro Corridor
Kolkata East – West Metro Route Map

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal flagged off the first phase of the East-West corridor of the mass transport network on Thursday (13.02.2020). The East-West corridor will be operational for commuters Friday (14.02.2020) onwards.

The first phase of the Kolkata East-West Metro corridor is connecting the Sector V of Salt Lake, the IT hub of the city, with the Salt Lake Stadium in the area, covering a 5.3km long stretch. The commercial services connecting six overground stations – Sector V, Karunamoyee, Central Park, City Centre, Bengal Chemical and Salt Lake Stadium stations, began on Friday morning.

S.N.Station to StationS.N.Station to Station
1Howrah Maidan to Howrah
7Salt Lake Stadium to Bengal Chemical
2Howrah to Mahakaran8Bengal Chemical to City Center
3Mahakaran to Esplanade
9City Center to Central Park
4Esplanade to Sealdah10Central Park to karunamoyee
5Sealdah to Phool Bagan11Karunamoyee to Salt lake Sector v
6Phool Bagan to Salt Lake Stadium  
Brief: Phase I of East-West Metro

East – West Metro is a 16.5 kms long stretch which connects Howrah on the West bank of River Hooghly with Salt Lake city on the East bank. The project is being executed by Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited (KMRCL). 10.8 kms of the stretch is underground and 5.75 kms will be on elevated viaduct. It is India’s first ever transportation project where trains will ply under the mighty river, Hooghly. This project will be immensely helpful in easing the traffic congestion of Kolkata – a 300 years old city and also in reducing vehicular pollution. Phase-I of East – West Metro which was inaugurated today is a 5.3 kms long stretch having 6 elevated stations.

✅ Kolkata Metro : Features of the Project
  • The first ever transportation tunnel under any river in India.
  • Platform Screen Doors to prevent accidents or intentional fall.
  • Communication Based Train Control System (CBTC) having enhanced safety features like anti- collision and automatic train control mechanism.
  • Passenger friendly features like lifts, escalators, concept of barrier free movement, designated parking for differently-abled, State of the art absorptive type noise barriers provided near hospitals/schools to reduce the train generated noise for comfort of the public.
  • Estimated budget for Phase- I is Rs 2431 Cr. out of the total project cost of Rs 8574.98 Cr.
  • Emergency Announcement and Fire Detection Mechanism in all coaches.
Kolkata Metro Rail
Kolkata Metro Rail

Line 3 :- Joka–Esplanade Metro

It is a line of the Kolkata Metro, that of 2019 is still under construction. The route spans 14.215 kilometres (8.833 mi) from Joka in the south, to Esplanade in the north with an extension of 2 km to Diamond Park from Joka. It will connect Kolkata Metro Line 1 at Park Street in central Kolkata and run in parallel up to Esplanade in central Kolkata where it will connect Kolkata Metro Line 2 also. Line 3 is being built by Rail Vikas Nigam Limited.

Line 4 :- Noapara–Barasat Metro

The Line 4 or Noapara – Barasat Line of the Kolkata Metro is an 16.876 km long metro route from Noapara to Barasat in North 24 Parganas, which is under construction.

Line 5 :- Baranagar–Barrackpore Metro

The Baranagar to Barrackpore Metro (Line 5) (12.40 km) in North 24 Parganas was planned to enable a quicker commute from the northeastern suburbs to North Kolkata.

Line 6 :- Kavi Subhash–Biman Bandar Metro

Line 6 of the Kolkata Metro will connect New Garia with Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport via two satellite towns Salt Lake and New Town. There will be total of 24 stations. The line is targeted to open from Kavi Subhash to Hemanta Mukherjee in 2021

Kolkata Metro Smart Cards

Kolkata Metro Railway Smart Cares : Validity Extended

Kolkata Metro Railway announced that for the convenience of Metro commuters, Metro Smart Cards whose validity has expired o­n or after 15.05.2021 to 15.07.2021 will be treated as valid till 16.08.2021. Commuters need to contact o­n-duty Booking Officials at any station to validate their smart cards. Passengers are required to recharge their revalidated cards o­n or before 16.08.2021 to get the benefit for travel for o­ne year along with balance amount left behind to be carried forward. The Balance amount of the Smart Cards whose validity has already expired before 15.05.2021 and will expire after 15.07.2021 will be forfeited.

Kolkata Metro Smart Cards ~ Mobile Application

Railway announced that the much-awaited App for recharging Metro smart cards can now be downloaded from Google Playstore on your android phone. Following are the link and details.

This mobile app has been developed to facilitate online recharge of Smart Cards and provide useful information regarding our services to the users. This Mobile app is completely developed by Metro Railway, Kolkata itself. We are the 17th Zone of Indian Railways under Ministry of Railways, Govt. of India.

Kolkata Metro Mobile App
Kolkata Metro Mobile App

Following are the link :- Kolkata Metro Smart Card ~ Mobile Application

Kolkata Metro Railway
Kolkata Metro Railway

KOLKATA METRO ~ NEWS UPDATES

Kolkata Metro news updates are following.

HOLI FESTIVAL 2021 SPECIAL METRO SERVICES

Kolkata Metro announced special Metro Train Services on 28.03.2021 and 29.03.2021. Time Table for KKVS – KDSW Metro Service on Dolyatra (28.03.2021) and Time Table for KKVS – KDSW Metro Service on Holi (29.03.2021) are following.

Special Metro Services for Dolyatra on 28.03.2021 (Sunday)


Special Metro Services for Holi on 29.03.2021 (Monday)

NO SMART TOKENS FROM 15.03.2021 (MONDAY)

Metro Railway, Kolkata announced that it has been decided by the Competent Authority to temporarily postpone the selling of Smart Tokens from 15th March 2021(Monday) as was decided before. The date of the reintroduction of Smart Tokens will be intimated later.

METRO TO RUN 216 SERVICES o­n SARASWATI PUJA ON 16.02.2021 (TUESDAY)

Kolkata Metro Railway announced that Metro Railway will run 216 services o­n Saraswati Puja o­n 16.02.2021 (Tuesday) instead of 240 services run o­n weekdays. The first service will start from both ends i.e. from Dum Dum and Kavi Subhash at 07.00 hrs and from Noapara at 07.09 hrs respectively. The last service will leave Kavi Subhash and Dum Dum at 21.30 hrs and from Noapara at 21.25 hrs. There will be no change in the timings of the first and last services. O­nly Smart Cards will be used. No tokens will be issued.

KOLKATA METRO: 204 MORE SERVICES: 07.12.2020

Eastern Railway announced that Kolkata Metro to run 204 services from 07.12.2020 (Monday) on its North-South Corridor. There will be an increased number of services, an extension of timings and convenience for travel for senior citizens, women and children.

  • 204 daily services will be run instead of 190 services from Monday to Saturday from 07.12.2020
  • The first services will start from both ends i.e from Dum Dum and Kavi Subhash at 07.00 hrs instead of 08.00 hrs and from Noapara at 07.09 hrs instead of 08.09 hrs.
  • The last service will leave Kavi Subhash and Dum Dum at 21.30 hrs instead of 21.00 hrs and from Noapara at 21.25 hrs instead of 20.55 hrs.
  • Services will be available every 7 minutes during morning and evening peak hours.
  • For senior citizens, ladies and children (below 15 years), e-pass will not be required throughout the day.
  • For all other passengers, e-pass will not be required between 07.00 hrs to 08.30 hrs in the morning and 20.00 hrs onwards in the evening.
  • No token will be issued, only Smart Card shall be used.

NO E-PASS REQUIRED FOR LADIES AND CHILDREN (BELOW THE AGE OF 15 YEARS) IN TAKING METRO RIDE ~ 20.11.2020 (FRIDAY)

Kolkata Metro Railway announced that Metro authorities have decided to allow ladies and children (below the age of 15 years) to travel in the Metro from 11:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs without any e-pass from tomorrow i.e. 20.11.2020(Friday). They can travel in the Metro using their smart cards from 11:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs. Children must carry an ID as age proof (School ID will do).

METRO SERVICES INCREASED BY 25% WITH 38 ADDITIONAL METROS ~ 11.11.2020 (WEDNESDAY)

Kolkata Metro railway announced that from 11th November 2020 (Wednesday), Metro Railway has decided to run 25% additional services o­n weekdays i.e. from Monday to Saturday. 190 services (95 UP + 95 DN) will be run instead of 152 services o­n the North-South Corridor from 08:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs. During the morning and evening peak hours, services will be available at an interval of 7 minutes. The first service from Dum Dum and Kavi Subhash will begin at 08:00 hrs. The first service from Noapara will start at 08:09 hrs. The last service from Kavi Subhash and Dum Dum will start at 21:00 hrs and from Noapara at 20:55 hrs. For senior citizens, no e-pass will be required. Sunday service will remain unchanged. There will be no change in East-West Metro services. Details are the following.

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  • Entry & Exit Gate Details
  • Train Time Table From 11.11.2020 Onwards

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