Metro Railway plans to run trains to and from Dakshineswar at four-minute intervals during peak hours. Once the Communication-Based Train Control system is in place, trains may also be run at less than three-minutes frequency. Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani had in March said services between Dakshineswar and Noapara may commence by the Pujas in 2019.
The 4.139km link between Noapara and Dakshineswar is extremely crucial as it would help in reducing congestion on the BT Road to a large extent.
Most people, even from places like Agarpara, Sodepur, Panihati and even Titagarh would prefer to travel to Baranagar and take the Metro to central Kolkata rather than use road transport or suburban trains for the entire journey. By September 2019, Metro Railway will hopefully have sufficient rakes to run regular services to and from Dakshineswar.
“Since setting up of Y-crossings like the ones beyond Mahanayak Uttam Kumar or Kavi Subhash is a problem at Dakshineswar, a unique system has been devised which will ensure no interruption in services,” Metro Railway CPRO Indrani Banerjee said. Read More
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