Thursday, 9 May 2013

Kolkata Metro

About Kolkata Metro                    

The Kolkata Metro is India’s first underground Metro railway. It extends over a length of around 25 km, starting from Dum Dum near Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport and ending at Kavi Subhash station at New Garia. Initially, the length of the railway route was some 17 km and ended at Tollygunge. Later, it was extended to another 8 km, till New Garia Station. This fast and efficient metro railway covers almost all the densely populated areas of Kolkata, in very less time.

The metro railways cover important areas like Shyambazar, Sovabazar, Girish Park, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Central, Chandni Chowk, Esplanade, Park Street, Rabindra Sadan, Kalighat, New Garia and others.

Each metro rail is capable of carrying around 2558 passengers and is equipped with advanced technology. It offers services at an interval of 5 to 15 minutes and its prime concern is the safety of the passengers. For the convenience of the travellers, most of the stations are equipped with escalators and cooled air is forced inside the metro for proper ventilation.