Union minister Smriti Irani on Monday inaugurated commercial services on Kolkata Metro East-West Line’s new 2.1 km Phoolbagan – Sealdah section.
This leg of the 16.34 km Green Line (Line-2) was built by ITD Cementation as part of the underground Package UG2. This Thursday (July 14), it will become the 3rd section of the line to become commercially operational.
Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) plans to run trains with a frequency of 10 minutes during peak hours and 12 minutes at other times.
Sealdah Station and the tunnels leading to it were inspected by the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) in March 2022 over 2 days – view details & images.
Video by a local news channel:
Additional images posted by the Ministry of Railways can be viewed here.
When this section opens on July 14, Kolkata’s Green Line will become 9.1 km long (Sector V – Sealdah) with a one-way end-to-end ticket costing just Rs. 20, which is quite cheap compared to other systems around India.
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