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Well and crowded in office hours

Review of Kolkata Metro, Kolkata

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Rank 14
Ranked 14 of 772,
in Kolkata
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5.9 / 7 1
53 Ratings & 31 Reviews

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  • Excellent 13
  • Very Good 6
  • Good 9
  • Average 3
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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31 traveller reviews for Kolkata Metro

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Kittu Sharma

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  • Kittu Sharma
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 17 photos
  • 66 Reviews
  •  41 helpful votes
  •  5500 readers

"Well and crowded in office hours"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 14, 2017
Took ride in metro, only thing I missed or not managed to see the waiting time for metro.
The metro is crowded is office hours as usual in Mumba in Delhi so nothing new in that, but it runs and the ticket is quite economical then other cities I felt.
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Manoj Menon

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  • Manoj Menon
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 427 photos
  • 29 Reviews
  •  48 helpful votes
  •  17116 readers

"A Zip through the City"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 27, 2017
A visit to Kolkata is incomplete without a ride in the famous Metro here. The first of its kind in India, this mode of transport has been a boon to many commuters. The best part about it is that the rates are cheap too.
It is an railway system that can cover the entire length of the city within a span of just 30 mins. I would suggest this to everyone visiting Kolkata who wants to travel at a quick pace.
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Suvobroto Ray chaudhuri

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  • Suvobroto Ray chaudhuri
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 54 Reviews
  •  52 helpful votes
  •  38079 readers

"First Metro Of India"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 23, 2016
The Kolkata Metro is a metro railway transport system serving the city of Kolkata and the districts of South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas in the Indian state of West Bengal. The network currently consists of one operational line from Noapara to Kavi Subhash. Five other lines are under construction. The Kolkata Metro was the first Metro Railway in India, opening for commercial services from 1984. This fact is proudly taken and the Kolkata Metro is called India's First, Kolkata's Pride. The transport problem of Kolkata drew the attention of city planners. It was soon realized that something had to be done and quickly in order to cope with the situation. The idea of building an Railway for Kolkata to try to solve the problems.
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Kopite Kk

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  • Kopite Kk
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 34 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
  •  37554 readers

"Oldest metro in India"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Apr 28, 2016
Kolkata metro was the first metro in India. But sadly, the facilities have not been renovated since.

The AC metros are fine but crowded. The Non AC metros are extremely difficult to sail through (considering it is underground and very crowded).

The only good thing about the metro is the convenience. Best and cheapest way to travel in Kolkata city.
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Kamal Dahiya

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"First underground metro in India"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 12, 2016
Kolkata metro is known as oldest metro in India, kolkata metro has tourist attraction near every station, and best way to explore Kolkata city is Kolkata metro.

It is fastest transport in kolkata and not so costly, tokens starts from Rs 5 to Rs 20.
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About Kolkata Metro (Offbeat Attraction)

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 7.00 AM - 9.45 PM , Saturday: 7.00 AM - 9.45 PM , Sunday: 7.00 AM - 9.45 PM , Public Holidays: 7.00 AM - 9.45 PM

The Kolkata Metro is India’s first underground Metro railway. It extends over a length of around 25 km, starting from Dum Dum near Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport and ending at Kavi Subhash station at New Garia. Initially, the length of the railway route was some 17 km and ended at Tollygunge. Later, it was extended to another 8 km, till New Garia Station. This fast and efficient metro railway covers almost all the densely populated areas of Kolkata, in very less time.

The metro railways cover important areas like Shyambazar, Sovabazar, Girish Park, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Central, Chandni Chowk, Esplanade, Park Street, Rabindra Sadan, Kalighat, New Garia and others.

Each metro rail is capable of carrying around 2558 passengers and is equipped with advanced technology. It offers services at an interval of 5 to 15 minutes and its prime concern is the safety of the passengers. For the convenience of the travellers, most of the stations are equipped with escalators and cooled air is forced inside the metro for proper ventilation.

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