Getting around Kolkata with the first underground rail of India

Getting around Kolkata with the first underground rail of India

Metro Railway, Kolkata www.kolmetro.com was the first underground rail in India, yet it still has only a single route connecting the north and south of the city, from Dumdum to Garia Bazar.

It is the cleanest, most reliable, least crowded and most efficient of all the transportation Kolkata has to offer. Trains run every 10-15 minutes and at Rs 4-8 it's very economical.

At present work is on for extension of the Metro line from its southern tip - Garia Bazar, which will go further south till Garia. There is also a proposed East-West line to be built but its still pretty much on the drawing boards.

Stops include Esplanade (for Chowringhee), Park Street, Maidan (for Victoria Memorial and Planetarium), Rabindra Sadan Nandan movie theater, Academy of fine arts, and other famous galleries, Kalighat for world famous Kali temple, and "Girish Park" for Jorashako Thakur bari, the residence of Rabindranath Tegore and other Tegore giants.

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