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The Kolkata Metro or Calcutta Metro is a metro system serving the city of Kolkata and the districts of South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the first underground metro railway system in India. The network consists of one operational line (Line 1) and one under construction (Line 2), with four further lines in various stages of planning. It was the first such form of transport in India, opening for commercial services in 1984. It is the 17th zone of the Indian Railways system.

In 2010, the Railway Ministry announced plans for the construction of five new metro lines and an extension of the existing North-South corridor. These new projects are:

Further information[edit]

Major modifications[edit]

Construction of station at Noapara: A new 4-platform station has been constructed at Noapara. Commuters of Line 1 will be able to interchange trains going towards

the Airport via Line 4 (Noapara-Barasat). For the time being only two platforms are in use, but once Line 4 gets started, all four platforms will become operational.

Upgrade of "Central" metro station: A subway is going to be constructed in the existing Central station to provide an interchange between Line 1 andLine 2. Commuters will have to pass through the subway to access the new station that will be constructed on the west side of the existing station.

Network[edit]

 

First

Last

Station

Lengt

 

Line

h

 

Terminals

operational

Extension

s

(km)

 

24 October

10 July

24

28.14

1

1984

2013

December

   

Howrah

 

2

2016

12

14.67

Maidan

Salt Lake Sector 5

Line

December

 

15

17.075

Diamond

Mahakaran(BBD

3

2016

Park

BAG)

Line

         

4

9

Barasat

Line

         

5

11

  • 12.40 Baranagar

Barrackpore

Line

           

5/1

03

4.11

Dakshineswar

Line

       

6

24

29.10

Total

   

90

120.25

   

Line 1 (North-South Metro)[edit]

Main article: Kolkata Metro Line 1

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Kolkata metro Railway,the oldest metro in India

Line 1 has a total length of 28 kilometres (17 mi) serving 24 stations of which 15 are underground. It has a combination of elevated, ground-level and underground lines and uses five and a half feet (1676 milimetres) of Indian gauge, a broad gauge rolling stock. It was the first underground railway to be built in India, with the first trains running in October 1984, and the full stretch that had been initially planned was completed and operational by February 1995. On 28 December 2010, it became the 17th zone of the Indian Railways. [4] The New Delhi Metro, which opened in 2002, is the second such urban metro rail network in India. It had benefitted from the expertise gained during the Kolkata metro construction.

In being the country’s first metro and constructed as a completely indigenous process, the Kolkata Metro was more of a trial-and-error affair, in contrast to the Delhi Metro, which has also seen the involvement of numerous international consultants. As a result, it took nearly 23 years to completely construct a 17 km underground railway.[1]

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