East-West Metro Finalizes Schedule for Howrah Maidan-Esplanade Route

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East-West Metro Finalizes Schedule: Commuters in Kolkata can rejoice as the East-West Metro has finalized its schedule for the highly anticipated Howrah Maidan-Esplanade link. This new route promises to significantly ease travel across the city.

Convenient Timings:

  • The first train departs from both Howrah Maidan and Esplanade at 7:00 am.
  • The last service concludes at 9:45 pm.
  • Trains will operate every 15 minutes during peak hours (7:00 am to 9:00 am, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, and 8:00 pm to 9:45 pm).
  • Trains will run every 12 minutes during off-peak hours.

Weekday Services Only:

  • A total of 130 trains will operate between Howrah Maidan and Esplanade from Monday to Saturday.
  • No commercial services will be available on Sundays.

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Safety Measures:

  • A daily “pilot run” will be conducted from Howrah Maidan to Esplanade at a controlled speed.
  • Trains will undergo weekly inspections at the Central Park maintenance depot.

Ongoing Expansion of East-West Metro Finalizes:

  • While the Howrah Maidan-Esplanade section opens, construction continues on the 2.5 km stretch between Esplanade and Sealdah.

Expected Benefits:

  • The new route is expected to significantly reduce commute times for residents traveling between Howrah and central Kolkata.
  • This improved connectivity will provide a major boost to public transportation in the city.

Overall, the launch of the Howrah Maidan-Esplanade route marks a significant milestone for the East-West Metro project. It promises to offer a faster, more convenient, and reliable travel option for commuters in Kolkata.

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