Metro Stations In Kolkata

Kolkata (Calcutta), the capital of West Bengal state is positioned on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River.The city which is the foremost profit-making, artistic and learning center of East India has experienced an exceptional increase in the number of immigrants especially after independence. With the growing population there was an urgent needs felt for the rapid urbanization and development of the city. The successive governments paid attention to the needs and requirements of the city which resulted in improving its infrastructure. Kolkata Metro Rail is a glaring example of the rapid urbanization of the city.

Kolkata Metro

Kolkata metro service is an underground transit metropolitan railway system and India’s first metro service that became operational in 1984. Kolkata metro connects to South 24 Paraganas and North 24 Paraganas in West Bengal. Line 2 which is under progress further encompass four sub lines under various phase of planning. The operators of metro rail services are Kolkata Metro Zone of Indian railways for line 1 and Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (KMRC) with the length of metro stations spanning to 28.14km.

The feasibility study for the line was carried out in 2004 by Pacific Consultant International Group. The projected cost for east west metro corridor project is more than USD1 billion . The project is being worked in two phases and is projected to be operational by Q4, 2014. The funding of the project is in the form of, 30% of cost by West Bengal government, 25% by central government and 45% funded by Japan bank for international cooperation. Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects was awarded to carry out preliminary plan of the line including design of six underground metro stations and establishment of land use programs in station areas. Afcons infrastructure a subsidiary of Shapoori Pallonji Group was awarded the deal for design and construction three underground stations. The infrastructure company will construct about three kilometers of twin bored tunnel of which 520m is under the river, Afcons is in a joint venture with Transtonnelstroy (Russian based company).

The North-South metro corridor total number of metro stations is 24 of which seven are elevated railway stations, two are surface railway stations and 15 are underground railway stations. The stations that have interchanges with eastern suburban railways are Dum Dum station, Kavi Subhash station located at New Garia and Rabindra Sarobar Station. The East to West metro extends from Howrah Maidan to Salt Lake Sector V, with six underground and six elevated metro stations. The three railway stations on East- West Corridor are Howrah, Sealdah and Central park.

Major Metro Stations in Kolkata:

North-South Corridor

Station Name: Belgachia

Opened :1984 & 1995
Address : Khudiram Bose Road, Belgachia
Layout: Underground
Platforms : Island platform
Tracks: 2
Route: Line 1

Major Metro Stations in Kolkata

Station Name: Central

Opened: 1984
Address: Khudiram Bose Road, Belgachia
Layout: Underground
Platforms: Island platform
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Chadni Chowk

Opened:1995
Address: Chadni Chowk
Layout: Underground
Platforms: Island platform
Tracks: 2
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Dum Dum

Opened: 1984 & 1995
Address: Dum Dum, West Bengal, India
Layout: Elevated
Platforms: Side platforms
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Esplanade

Opened:1984
Address: Esplanade, Kolkata
Layout: Underground
Platforms: Island platform
Tracks: 2
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Girish Park

Opened: 1984 & 1995
Address: Chittaranjan Avenue , Kolkata
Layout: Underground
Platforms: Island platform
Tracks: 2
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Gitanjali

Opened: 2009
Address: Naktala
Layout: Elevated
Platforms: Side platform
Tracks: 2
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Jatin Das Park

Address: Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rd, Hazra, Bhawanipur, Kolkata
Layout: Underground
Platforms: Island platform
Tracks: 2
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Kalighat

Address: Lake Market, Kalighat, Kolkata
Layout: Underground
Platforms: Island platform
Tracks: 2
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Kavi Subhash

Opened: 2010
Address: New Garia, Pancha Sayar, Kolkata
Layout: Surface
Tracks: 2
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Kavi Nazrul

Opened: 2009
Address: Canal Side Road, Garia, Kolkata
Layout: Elevated
Tracks: 2
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Mahanayak Uttam Kumar

Opened:1984
Address: Deshapran Sashmal Road, Tollygunge, Kolkata
Layout: Surface
Platforms: Side platform
Tracks: 2
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Mahatma Gandhi Road

Address: College Street Market Area, Jorasanko, Kolkata
Layout: Underground
Platforms: Island platform
Tracks: 2
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Maidan

Opened:1984
Address: Maidan, Kolkata
Layout: Underground
Platforms: Island platform
Tracks: 2
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Masterda Surya Sen

Opened: 2009
Address: Bansdroni, Kolkata
Layout: Elevated
Platforms: Side platform
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Netaji

Opened: 2009
Address: Kudghat, Kolkata
Layout: Elevated
Platforms: Side platform
Tracks: 2
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Netaji Bhavan

Address: Bhowanipore, Kolkata
Layout: Underground
Platforms: Island platform
Tracks: 2
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Noapara

Opened: 2013
Address: Akhay Kumar Mukherjee Road, Noapara, Kolkata
Layout: Underground
Platforms : 1 Island platform, 2 Side Platforms
Tracks: 4
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Park Street

Opened: 1984
Address: Park Street area, Kolkata
Layout: Underground
Platforms: Side platform
Tracks: 2
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Rabindra Sadan

Opened: 1984
Address: Rabindra sadan, Kolkata
Layout: Underground
Platforms: Island platform
Tracks: 2
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Rabindra Sarobar

Opened:1986
Address: Rabindra sarobar, Kolkata
Layout: Underground
Platforms: Island platform
Tracks: 2
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Shahid Khudiram

Opened: 2010
Address: Garia Station Road, Garia, Kolkata
Layout: Elevated
Platforms : Side platform
Tracks: 2
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Shobhabazar Sutanuti

Address : Jatindra Mohan Avenue , Kolkata
Layout: Underground
Platforms: Island platform
Tracks: 2
Route: Line 1

Station Name: Shyambazar

Address: Shyambazar, Kolkata
Layout: Underground
Platforms: Island platform
Tracks: 2
Route: Line 1


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    Asgar Ali from Kolkata 323 Days ago

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    Sahil from Darbhanga 1235 Days ago

    Kolkata metro fare is cheaper than other city s metro fare

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