After almost thirty years of Metro, Kolkata Metro is the very first rapid transit system of India. The city's lifeline is expected to get stretched to 110 km in the next three years. One line of the Kolkata Metro web is operational. The other lines, five more, are still under construction. The operational line (Dum Dum- Kavi Subhas Metro) boards above 600000 passengers on daily basis. Kolkata Metro offers the cheapest and safest mode of transportation in Kolkata. You'll enjoy clean environment and save money on transportation services, as you can get almost everywhere by Kolkata metro.
In 1973, Metropolitan Transport Project was launched, which formulated the idea of Rapid Transit System. The plan involved the construction of five mass rapid-transit lines, covering a route of 97.5 km. The north-south axis of Kolkata was offered the highest priority (Dum Dum to Kavi Subhas). Project's foundation was laid by the then PM of India and Indira Gandhi (29 December 1972).
Kolkata Metro operates from 7:00 to 11:45pm. Frequency is 5 minutes in peak hours and 12 minutes in non-peak hours.
Kolkata Metro is the cheapest transportation, starting with just INR 4 (0,05€). El ticket más caro es alrededor de los INR 12 (0,15€). Infants or toddlers can travel free. Kolkata metro has recently introduced a token system and Smart card systems to avoid ticketing problems.
Dum Dum metro terminal is close to Netaji Subhash Airport, which means you can pick your ride right from the airport or its closest terminal.
Kolkata Metro (Calculta) is the very first underground metro railway.
Late Indira Gandhi laid the foundation of Kolkata Metro.
In a survey made by BBC (1984), Kolkata Metro ranked number one position.
A metro carries more than 2000 commuters in every round.
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