Kolkata: Kolkata Metro Railway plans to run 790 services on the 4 days of Durga Puja this year. There will be 118 services on Dashami till 9.55pm, while trains will run overnight on Saptami, Ashtami & Navami.
An official said that efforts are also on to run as many AC services as possible during the Puja.
Metro will also run 682 special pre-Puja services on 5 weekends leading to the Pujas for the benefit of shoppers.
These all special trains will start running from Saturday.
Indrani Banerjee, CPRO, Metro Railway, said,”Keeping in mind the rush of Puja shoppers, our special services will start on August 26. On Saturdays, we shall run 284 services instead of the 224 normal ones. The number of additional services on Sundays will increase as the Puja approaches.”
During the day, Metro general manager Vishwesh Chaubey visited the Joka depot, the stretch between Joka & Majerhat, and the site for the Mominpur station in the under construction Joka-Esplanade link.
He instructed RVNL officials to complete formalities & start construction of the Joka depot as most of the land has now been acquired.