E-pass not required for Kolkata Metro commuters from Jan 18, weekday services to increase

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    E-pass not required for Kolkata City commuters from Jan 18, weekday services to increase

    It even more specified that there will be an increase in the frequency of its weekday services on the North-South Line from 228 to 240.


    Kolkata metro

    Updated: Jan 13, 2021, 07: 45 PM IST

    The Kolkata Metro authorities on Wednesday revealed that the commuters will not be needed to book e-passes for riding the metro from January18 The choice was taken in vies of the declining COVID-19 cases in the state.

    It even more mentioned that there will be an increase in the frequency of its weekday services on the North-South Line from 228 to 240.

    The Kolkata Metro had actually resumed operations on September 14, 2020, with rigorous health protocols in place in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and introduced e-passes for entry into stations.

    Previously, for senior citizens, ladies and children (below 15 years), e-pass was not needed throughout the day. It had actually been unwinded slowly with exemptions for particular age categories in pre-fixed time slots.

    Kolkata Metro chose to run 204 everyday services instead of 190 services from Monday to Saturday from December 7.

    It also specified that the services will be readily available every 7 minutes during morning and night peak hours.

    Meanwhile, Union Train Minister Piyush Goyal required to twitter on Saturday to praise Kolkata Metro for this.

    ” Individuals of Kolkata can rejoice as from 7th December, city to increase services to 204 from Monday to Saturday. Even more boosting traveler convenience, there will likewise be an extension of timings and easier travel with services being available every 7 minutes throughout peak hours,” Piyush Goyal pointed out in a tweet.

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