Metro Railway in Kolkata

Kolkata Metro is India's first underground Metro rail network.

Kolkata Metro is India's first underground Metro rail network. | Photo credit: Wikipedia/WillaMissionary

Metro Railway Overview

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With a daily ridership of more than 650000, the Metro Railway of Kolkata reaches across 24 stations in the North-South axis of the city. India’s first underground metro- Kolkata’s Metro Railway became operational more than two decades ago, in the year 1984.

The construction of the metro line was completed in three progressive steps, between the years 1972 and 2010. The first phase was spread across 16.45 km from Dum Dum to Tollygunge, and its construction was completed by the year 1995. The construction of its second phase got completed in August 2009, and it connected Tollygunge and Kavi Nazrul Metro Station. The last leg, which was up to Kavi Subhash Metro Station, was opened for commercial operation on 8th October, 2010.

Metro Railway has transformed the face of Kolkata and imparted an upgrade in the lifestyle of people residing in the city. The construction of five new metro lines is under progress, which promises to make transportation easier, cheaper and quicker than before. It thrives to be one of the most popular means of local transport in the city. The Metro Railway equally fascinates tourists, tempting them to take a ride during their visit to the ‘City of Joy’ – Kolkata.

  • Opening Closing Time April – September:
    06:00 am – 11:30 am
    04:00 pm – 07:00 pm

    October – March:
    06:30 am – 11:30 am
    03:30 pm – 06:00 pm

  • Movie Connect

    Metro Railway has been a popular location for filming movies in Bengali and Hindi. Many scenes from Kahaani (2012), starring Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, were shot in the Metro Railway in Kolkata. The opening of the film features a poison-gas atta

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