KOLKATA (Metro Rail News): With the rush of passengers increasing during the festive season, the Kolkata Metro has planned to introduce extra trains starting from today.
“Instead of 122 trains, the Metro will now run 146 trains at an interval of eight minutes. The services will start from 8 am and continue till 9:30 pm from Friday to Saturday. The last trains will leave their stations at 8:30 pm instead of 8:00 pm. Services on Sundays will also be extended from October 18. Instead of 58 trains, there would be 64 trains on Sundays from 10:10 am to 9:30 pm”, said one official.
Each train carries around 400 passengers. The Kolkata Metro resumed its services from September 14 after more than five months of suspension of its services due to lockdown. The services were made available on Sundays from October 4 onwards.
While around 50,000 passengers normally take the Metro every day. On Friday, over 71,000 commuters availed the Metro services according to different sources at the Kolkata Metro.