Kolkata Metro: Commercial Operations On Kavi Subhash-Hemanta Mukherjee Stretch To Start Soon


Commercial service on the Kavi Subhash to Hemanta Mukhopadhyay stretch of the Orange Line of the Kolkata metro is set to begin soon.

Kavi Subhash – Hemanta Mukherjee is on the new Metro line from Kavi Subhash to Dumdum Airport via Rajarhat.

The inauguration is expected to take place later this month, although the official date and time have not been announced yet.

Presently, the metro officials are conducting a trial run of rakes to check the preparedness and parameters of the line before starting the regular services, reports Financial Express.

At the cost of Rs 1,550 crore, the new stretch will link the two Metro lines of the country’s first metro network at Kavi Subhash station, with the start of regular service.

The Kolkata Metro has announced the fare structure for a 5.4-km long stretch. To streamline travel and save passengers’ time, the Metro Railway will introduce the Single Ticket System connecting the Blue Line to the Orange Line.

Kolkata metro map (Indian Railways)

There are five metro stations on the newly constructed stretch: Kavi Subhash, Satyajit Ray, Jyotirindra Nandi, Kavi Sukanta, and Hemanta Mukhopadhyay. These are located in the areas of New Garia, Hiland Park, Metro Cash & Carry/Ajoy Nagar, Abhishikta Crossing, and Rubi.