Kolkata Metro Railway: First undergound Metro in India

Kolkata Metro Railway completes its glorious 25-years journey at Kolkata in Bengal in the year 2009. Kolkatan should be proud of Metro Railway service of Kolkata. Kolkata Metro is India's first underground Metro Railway. Kolkata Metro Railway Phase-I was constructed in the year 1984 between Esplanade, the heart of Kolkata, and Bhowanipur (known as Netaji Bhavan). Kolkata Metro Railway later extends in the year 1995 from Dumdum (near Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airpot, Kolkata) to Tollygunje (Bengal Film centre, Tollywood place).

After many ups and downs, at last in the year 2009 Smt. Mamata Banerjee, Indian Railway Minister, took the initiative and started the Metro Rail service to Garia Bazar. So, It is the first expansion of Kolkata Metro Railway by the hand of Bengal's proud politician Mamata Banerjee. Later, Smt Mamata Banerjee, Chief of TMC Party, announces the 2nd phase of expansion of Kolkata Metro to Dakshineswar from Dumdum on 2nd January 2010. Kolkata Metro Railway connects many important and major places of Kolkata and gives the opportunity to the people of Kolkata and nearby to save their time while traveling from Northern part to Southern part of Kolkata and vice versa. Download the Route map of Kolkata Metro Railway by clicking: Metro Routes in Kolkata

The minimum Metro Railway fare of Kolkata is Rs.4/- up to 5kms, which is considerably very low. Kolkata Metro Railway is available between 7am to 9:45pm from Monday to Saturday and on Sunday Metro is available from 2pm to 9:45pm. Incase of Holydays Kolkata Metro Railway service is available from 7am Morning to 9:45pm night. Phone/Contact number of KOLKATA METRO RAILWAY: 033 2226 7280, 033 2226 1054, 033 2226 1152


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