Kolkata Metro: From New New Garia-Airport Corridor Services To Night Operations On Blue Line, Metro Updates For You

Read on to know the latest updates of Kolkata Metro's Blue Line and Orange Line. 

by Shreya Ghosh
Kolkata Metro: From New New Garia-Airport Corridor Services To Night Operations On Blue Line, Metro Updates For You

Metro railway services are ongoing in full swing in India. New metro lines are coming up with several developmental projects in most metro cities nationwide. Stretches have expanded, frequencies have increased, and more routes have been introduced in different cities. If you are from Kolkata and wish to know the recent metro updates from the City of Joy, here is all the important information for you.

Kolkata Metro Updates: Operations To Begin On Blue Line At 10:40 PM

Metro Railway Kolkata shared passengers’ reactions about the experimental night services operating on the Blue Line.

We have great news for daily metro commuters, especially people who return home quite late at night, after usual office hours. The Kolkata Metro Railway authorities recently announced the beginning of experimental night services on the Blue Line. Starting on June 26, 2024, these operations will kickstart at 10:40 PM from Dum Dum and Kavi Subhash metro stations.

An important point to remember is that these operations will be in action only on weekdays, from Monday to Friday. Passenegrs will need to get metro tokens from the Automatic Smart Card Recharge Machines for these journeys as no counters will be operational during these hours, according to a report by IBG News.

More Updates About Blue Line

Kolkata Metro Updates
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A brand-new project of Kolkata Metro Railway is to install a Battery Energy Storage System on the Blue Line. According to a report by Rail Analysis India, the department has ordered it already. Once installed, this will be the first metro line nationwide to have this system. It will be a major contribution to restoring power during any grid failure or power outage. The newest updates of the Kolkata metro reflect a promising future for the networks.

Also read: After Citizen Petition, Kolkata Metro Trials Extended Operational Hours Till 11 PM To Aid Evening Commuters

Latest Information About The Orange Line

Taking to X, Soumyadip Dutta (@lofITechie) shared a video on the present construction of the Orange Line’s pillars in New Town.

Commuters can travel on the 5.5 km stretch between New Garia and Ruby More on Orange Line. The good news is that soon they will be able to access the next 4.39 km stretch connecting Beleghata. Soon, metros will operate till Beleghata, according to a report by CNBC TV18.

Also read: By Year End, Kolkata Metro Has Plans To Start Services On Orange Line’s Airport-Haldiram Segment

These are the latest updates of Kolkata Metro’s Blue Line and Orange Line.

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