The city’s much-talked-about humane face took a beating on Thursday after Metro passengers refused to get off at the Kalighat station even after being told that a young man lay bleeding on the tracks below.
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.
Metro Railway, Kolkata has achieved another milestone in carrying maximum number of passengers on a week day in the last 8 and half months.
Metro Railway services were affected for over 20 minutes on the down line after the doors of a rake failed to open at Maidan station during evening rush hour today, a Metro official said.
German Delegation opines Kolkata Metro should have a much larger fleet and increased frequency of trains
A German Railway delegation struck by the volume of commuters who use the Kolkata Metro suggested after a ride from Esplanade to Masterda Surya Sen station on Wednesday that the transport lifeline should have a much larger fleet and increased frequency of trains.
At least 50-km length of additional metro railway service will be added to the existing facilities in the city by June 2021, Railway Board chairman Ashwani Lohani said here today.
The Metro Railway authorities today said funds will not be a constraint for ongoing projects, as it has been allotted Rs 180.36 crore more in the 2018-19 Union Budget than the current fiscal.
Metro Railway officials are certain that an enhanced allocation for the 32-km Kavi Subhash-Airport via Rajarhat link will speed up the project progress.
Normal Metro railway services resumed this morning after disruption throughout last evening owing to a suicide and derailment of a coach of an empty rake.
A top official of the Metro Railway Kolkata today met Trinamool Congress MP in Lok Sabha Dinesh Trivedi urging him to expedite all pending metro rail projects and resolve local problems through mutual discussion.