Kolkata Metro's Underwater Section Thrives, Facilitates 24L Passengers Within 2 Months

Around 24 lakh passengers travelled in the newly launched underwater stretch of Metro Railway connecting the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah in past two months, a railway statement said. Commercial metro services from Howrah Maidan to the Esplanade stretch of Green Line 2 and Kavi Subhash (New Garia) to Hemanta Mukhopadhyay (Ruby More) stretch of Orange Line started on March 15.
Kolkata Underwater Metro

Kolkata Metro's Underwater Section Thrives, Facilitates 24L Passengers Within 2 Months (Image Source: X/@metrorailwaykol)

Kolkata: The Kolkata Metro has been blooming after the underwater stretch was added, and operated. The footfall has been increased as more and more people are choosing metro over their private vehicles. In a good news, the metro authorities revealed that within two months of its launch, as many as 24 lakh passengers have travelled in the newly-launched underwater stretch, a railway statement said. This particular stretch connects the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah.
Authorities started commercial metro services from Howrah Maidan to the Esplanade stretch of Green Line 2 and Kavi Subhash (New Garia) to Hemanta Mukhopadhyay (Ruby More) stretch of Orange Line started on March 15. During the period 24 lakh commuters travelled in the Howrah Maidan - Esplanade corridor (Green Line 2) of East-West Metro, a part of which runs under the river Ganga.
During this time when the commuters increased in number, the Metro Railway earned Rs 3.40 crore in that section, the statement said. Over a period of last two months, the Howrah Metro Station has been the busiest station in the corridor.
This station has recorded 11.67 lakh passenger count which has been the highest passenger count among all the stations in this corridor. In Orange Line, more than 55 thousand passengers travelled in the last two months and Metro has earned Rs 11.64 lakh.
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