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Metro Stations In Kolkata

Kolkata (Calcutta), the capital of West Bengal state is positioned on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River. 

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. 

The operators of metro rail services are Kolkata Metro Zone of Indian railways for line 1 and Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (KMRC). 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. 

Major Metro Stations in Kolkata there opening date 

Line 1 

Kavi Subhash-7 October 2010
Shahid Khudiram- 7 October 2010
Kavi Nazrul-  22 August 2009
Gitanjali- 22 August 2009
Masterda Surya Sen- 22 August 2009
Netaji- 22 August 2009
Mahanayak Uttam Kumar- 29 April 1986
Rabindra Sarobar- 29 April 1986
Kalighat- 29 April 1986
Jatin Das Park- 29 April 1986
Netaji Bhavan- 24 October 1984
Rabindra Sadan- 24 October 1984
Maidan- 24 October 1984
Park Street- 24 October 1984
Esplanade- 24 October 1984
Chandni Chowk- 15 February 1995
Central- 15 February 1995
Mahatma Gandhi Road- 27 September 1995
Girish Park- 15 February 1995
Shobhabazar Sutanuti- 15 February 1995
Shyambazar- 15 February 1995
Belgachhia- 12 November 1984
Dum Dum- 12 November 1984
Noapara- 10 July 2013
Baranagar- 22 February 2021
Dakshineswar- 22 February 2021

Line 2 

Salt Lake Sector-V- 13 February 2020
Karunamoyee- 13 February 2020
Central Park- 13 February 2020
City Center- 13 February 2020
Bengal Chemical- 13 February 2020
Salt Lake Stadium- 13 February 2020
Phoolbagan- 4 October 2020

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