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Kolkata Metro is a quick transport system presently serving Kolkata & North 24 Parganas & operational soon upto Howrah. Kolkata Metro is the first metro service in India from 1984. It currently has two lines operational with four lines under construction. At present, the trains run in 1676mm (broad gauge, Line 1) & 1435mm (standard gauge, Line 2) line, power used for the both lines are 750V DC. The North-South metro corridor has 24 stations & East-West has 17 stations(six operational). The top speed of the trains is 80km/hour,while the average frequency of trains is ten minutes. Kolkata Metro is the first underwater metro in India.

LinesDistance(km)StationsStart-End Point
North South Metro31.3626 (24 operational)Noapara- Kavi Subhash
East-West Metro2217 (6 operational)Teghoria (Halidiram- Howrah Maidan
Kolkata Metro Line 316.2114Diamond Park- Esplanade
Kolkata Metro Line 416.8710Noapara- Barasat
Kolkata Metro Line 512.4011Barrackpore- Baranagar
Kolkata Metro Line 629.8724Biman Bandar- Kavi Subhash
Kolkata Metro Lines
  • Project: Kolkata Metro Rail.
  • Owner: Indian Railways.
  • Journey Started: On October 24, 1984.
  • Headquarters: Metro Railway Bhavan, Nehru Road, Kolkata- 700001 Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation, KMRCL Bhavan, Munshi Prem Chand Sarani, Kolkata- 700021
  • Service Area: Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, Howrah (very soon)
  • Lines: Two (four under construction)
  • Stations: 30 (operational)
  • Timings: 6:45am to 9:55pm (Monday-Saturday) ; 09:00am to 09:55pm (Sunday).
  • Fare: Line 1- ₹ 5-25 ; Line 2- ₹ 5-30


Kolkata Metro Line 1 (North-South Metro)

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India’s first metro, and the fifth in Asia was started by this Line 1 on October 24 1984. The first train runs on the Line 1 Esplanade to Netaji Bhavan distance upto only 3.4 km. Currently it runs between Noapara to Kavi Subhash which is 27.28 km long. North-South Metro Trains run at an average speed of 55km/hour.

Kolkata Metro Line 2 (East- West Metro)

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Kolkata, city of joy gets its second line services started from 14 february, 2020. Here, the trains can run the speed upto 80km/hour. It has 17 stations of which six are underground. But as of now six stations are operational. The metro line 2 is 22km long where it will cross the Hooghly river. This route connects two major stations in West Bengal ( Howrah & Sealdah) and two major business areas (BBD Bagh & Saltlake) of the city.

Kolkata Metro Line 3

Kolkata metro line 3 is the future metro transport which is under construction. In 2011, this route was sanctioned for a distance of 16.72km. Currently the route is up to Diamond Park from Esplanade. This project is being developed by Rail Vikas Nigam Limited.

Kolkata Metro Line 4

Kolkata metro line 4 also known as Noapara-Barasat Metro is an upcoming project by Metro Railway. Presently, Noapara to Airport  is under construction by Rail Vikas Nigam Limited. In future it will extend from New Barrackpore to Barasat. The total length of the project is 16.87km. 

Kolkata Metro Line 5

The Kolkata Metro Line 5 is a new planned metro project between the Baranagar to Barrackpore. It will have 11 stations & 12.40 km long route. The state govt. rebuild the route via Kalyani Expressway in place of B.T. Road.

Kolkata Metro Line 6

The Kolkata Metro Line 6 connects with Line 1,2 and 4. There are 24 Stations that connect Biman Bandar to Kavi Subhash. The Corridor has a length of 29.87km.  It corresponds to Line 4 at Airport, where Line 2 at VIP Road & Line 1 at Kavi Subhas.


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which is the first metro in india?

Kolkata Metro is the first metro service in India.

Is alcohol allowed in Kolkata Metro?

No liquor bottle, inflammable substances is allowed in Kolkata Metro.

When the first metro service starts in Kolkata?

First Metro Service train starts from Dum Dum to Kavi Subhash at 06:45 hrs.

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