In order to enhance passenger convenience for the people of Kolkata, Kolkata Metro has started running additional services and extended timings of its services from today.
Kolkata Metro will run 204 daily services instead of 190 from Monday to Saturday.
In a tweet, Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal commended Kolkata Metro for extending its services.
According to Railway Ministry, the first service will start from both ends from Dum Dum and Kavi Subhash at 7 AM instead of 8 AM and from Noapara at 7.09 AM instead of 8.09 AM.
The last service will leave Kavi Subhash and Dum Dum at 9.30 PM instead of 9 PM and from Noapara at 9.25 PM instead of 08.55 pm.
Services will be available in every 7 minutes during morning and evening peak hours.
The Ministry said, for senior citizens, ladies and children below 15 years, e-pass will not be required throughout the day.
For all other passengers, e-pass will not be required in between 7 AM to 8.30 AM in the morning and 8 PM onwards in the evening.
No token will be issued and only Smart Card shall be used.