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.

Covid 19 : CANCELLATION OF ALL TRAIN SERVICES BY INDIAN RAILWAY

Indian Railway announced that Railway decided to extended the cancellation of passenger train services. The cancellation of all passenger trains that is Mail Express including Premium trains, Suburban trains and Kolkata Metro shall extended till 24.00 hrs of 14.04.2020.

Covid 19 : Railways Updates

Introduction

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.

Kolkata Metro Line 1

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.

Kolkata Metro Line 2

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.

Kolkata Metro Line 3

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.

Kolkata Metro Line 4

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.

Kolkata Metro Line 5

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.

Kolkata Metro Line 6

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

Metro Line 2

Kolkata Metro Line 2 : East- West Metro Corridor

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.

Kolkata East – West Metro Route Map

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 Rail
Kolkata Metro Rail

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.

Fare/Timing/Rules

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

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

Kolkata Suburban Train Details

Fares 

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

Kolkata Metro Rail Time Table

Details of Kolkata Metro Rail Time Table

Time Table w.e.f. 04.11.2019

✅ Helpline Numbers

Metro Railway Helpline Numbers are here.

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

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