Kolkata: The Kolkata Metro has recorded its highest-ever footfall of more than 9 lakh passengers on Shashti, the 2nd day of Durga Puja festival, railways said on Tuesday. Around 9.11 lakh passengers used the Kolkata Metro rail services on Monday.
A railway spokesperson said,”This is the highest footfall recorded by the Kolkata Metro since its inception. The previous highest passenger count was 8.78 lakh on September 25 this year.”
On Monday, the Kolkata Metro has run 300 services to cater the puja rush.
It has scheduled 224 services on Saptmi, Ashtmi and Navmi during the puja.
The metro rail services will be available to passengers from 1.40 PM to 4.00 AM.
On Dasami, 118 services will be run from 1.40 PM to 10.00 PM.
The Kolkata Metro has taken all possible measures anticipating huge puja rush.
The spokesperson said, elaborate security arrangements have been made and medical personnel have been deployed at the stations.
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