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Kolkata: Ahead of Durga Pujo 2020, Kolkata Metro Railway will increase daily services and extend the last train timings. As part of its exercise of moving towards ‘normalcy’, the Kolkata Metro Railway authority has decided to increase its daily services from 146 to 152 from October 19.

Metro trains in Kolkata will be available at an interval of 8 minutes in the morning and evening peak hours from Monday to Saturday from October 19, news agency PTI reported. 

The timing for the last metro train has also been extended. The last metro trains will depart from Dum Dum and Kavi Subhash metro stations at 9 pm instead of the present timing of 8.30 pm. This schedule is applicable on all days except for Sunday, a Kolkata metro official was quoted as saying by PTI.

“We are inching our way towards normalcy with the cooperation of our commuters,” the spokesperson told PTI.

It is also worth mentioning that metro rail services in the city remained suspended for more than five months due to the Coronavirus pandemic and services finally resumed on September 14 in a staggered manner.

Earlier this month, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday inaugurated Phoolbagan station of Kolkata Metro’s east-west corridor. Goyal via video link flagged off the first train from the newly inaugurated Phoolbgan station.

Terming inauguration as a gift for the Durga Pooja, Goyal said that this extension services from Salt Lake Stadium to Phoolbagan will be of great help to the commuters because of its proximity to the Sealdah station.

The total length of this project is 16.5 kilometers and the total estimated cost of this project is Rs. 8574.98 crore. This will connect Howrah on the West bank of the River Hooghly with Salt Lake City on its East bank.

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