Trial Runs conducted on the Taratala-Majerhat Stretch of Kolkata Metro’s Purple Line

The trials began at 12.16 hrs. and after covering 1.25 kms it reached Majerhat station at 12.19 hrs.

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KOLKATA (Metro Rail News): Metro Railways Kolkata conducted the trial runs of the Taratala Majerhat Stretch of Kolkata Metro’s Purple Line today at 12.16 hrs. 


The trials were conducted for the 1.25 Km stretch in  AC trial rake MR-417 as RITES chases the deadline of January 31 for the opening of the stretch. 

Further Updates 

The Joka-Taratala stretch is now being upgraded with electronic interlocking (EI) signalling while the Taratatala Majerhat Stretch remains ready with the same. 

Purple Line, Kolkata Metro 

The 6.5 Km long stretch of the Kolkata metro runs between Joka & Taratala. The route covers a distance of 15.08 kilometres (9.37 miles), extending from Joka in the south to Esplanade in the north, with an additional 3.39 kilometres (2.11 miles) leading to Diamond Park from Joka. It is being built by Rail Vikas Nigam Limited. It was inaugurated on 30 December 2022.

Current Status 

There are 3 phases in this line-

  1. Joka to Taratala (Operational)
  2. Taratala to Esplanade (Under construction)
  3. Diamond Park to Joka (Planned)

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