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Sealdah Metro (East-West Metro)

Kolkata Metro is India's first & oldest metro has started its operation from Sealdah.

The metro started serving the common people on 13th July 2022 inaugurated by Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare, Smriti Irani through video conferencing at Howrah Maidan station. The underground station adjoins with the Sealdah railway station of the Indian Railways on its eastern side. The Sealdah Court is on the west side of the station, and the Sealdah Flyover (Vidyapati Setu) is on the northern side of the station. There is a pedestrian subway linking the metro station with the railway station.

After many hurdles, Indian Railways have come up with a solution for common people and especially in the IT sector . The service is now available between the IT hub of the city, Sector V and Phoolbagan and will be further extended by 2.33 km to connect Teghoria with Howrah by going underneath the Hooghly River. A part of the metro line runs under the Hoogly river and is the first of its kind in the country which makes the project even more special
Sealdah metro is armed with eight staircases, 18 lifts, and four platforms& also has an island platform that will help the passengers exit the metro coach.

 Stations  Covered by the East-West corridor to make life easier for commuters, especially those travelling from Sealdah railway station 

Stoppage of metro

·        Howrah Maidan

·        Howrah Station

·        Mahakaran Station

·        Esplanade

·        Sealdah station

·        Phoolbagan Station

·        Salt lake Stadium Station

·        Bengal Chemical

·        City Center Station

·        Central Park Station

·        Karunamoyee Station

·        Sector-V Station

Communication Advantage

• The whole stretch from Howrah to sector-V and vice versa will be accessible to daily passengers. Hence the journey time will be reduced from 2 hours to 1 hour approx & as the communication barrier has been resolved hence the two main stations of Kolkata i.e Sealdah and Howrah will become easier to common people and will be easily accessible to tourists

• Makhakaran Station will make easy access to Burrabazar & Dalhousie

• Howrah station will make daily passengers traveling from Burdwan Naihati Baruipur etc. easy to access sector-v

• Howrah maidan Will make easy access to santragachi, salimar, shivpur

• Esplanade will make easy access to people traveling to south Kolkata.

• Sealdah makes daily passengers traveling from Bongaon, Barasat, Asansol, Krishnagar, Shantipur, etc. easy to access sector-v

The minimum and maximum fares from Sealdah have been fixed at Rs 10 and Rs 20 respectively.

·        Sealdah Metro station to Phool Bagan Metro station  - RS10

·        Sealdah Metro station to Salt Lake Stadium Metro station  - RS10

·        Sealdah Metro station to Bengal Chemical Metro station  - RS10

·        Sealdah Metro station to City Center Metro stationSealdah Metro station  - RS20

·        Sealdah Metro station to Central Park Metro station  - RS20

·        Sealdah Metro station to Karunamoyee Metro station  - RS20

·        Sealdah Metro station to Salt Lake Sector- V Metro station  - RS20

Service Time(No Metro Services will be available on Sundays on this stretch)

Running Daily (50 eastbound and 50 westbound) between the East-West Metro Corridor (Green Line) stations of Sealdah and Salt Lake Sector V

First Service

·        At 06.55 am from Sealdah to Salt Lake Sector V

·        At 07.00 am from Salt Lake Sector V To Sealdah

Second Service

·        At 9.35 pm from Sealdah to Salt Lake Sector V

·        At 9.40 pm from Salt Lake Sector V to Sealdah



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