Kolkata Metro Reopening News: Going in line with the unlock guidelines of the Central government, the Kolkata Metro Railway on Monday said it will resume services on Sundays from October 4. Though the Kolkata Metro resumed operations after over five months on September 14, it was not operating on Sundays. Also Read - Unlock 5: With COVID Guidelines in Place, Public Buses in Delhi to Run With Full Capacity Now
The decision to resume Sunday services was taken at a high-level meeting of Metro Railway officials. The Sunday services will, however, be available only in the north-south line, excluding the East West Metro. Also Read - Unlock 5: Now 15000 Devotees Per day Can Offer Prayers at Vaishnodevi Temple From Nov 1
The Kolkata Metro Railway said the first service will commence from both ends at Noapara and Kavi Subhash stations at 10.10 AM and the last one will start at 7.30 PM. Also Read - Tamil Nadu: Ahead of Festive Season, Shops & Retail Outlets Allowed to Function Till 10 pm
The East West Metro has been suffering from poor passenger patronisation, with only a little over a 100 people riding it on weekdays.
The Kolkata Metro resumed operations after over five months on September 14 with strict health protocols in place in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and introduced e- passes for entry into stations.
A maximum 400 passengers can travel at a time in its trains to avoid crowding and maintain safety norms.
(With inputs from PTI)