Kolkata: Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation authority said that it will run special metro for puja shopping. From now, the uninterrupted service will be available on Saturday and Sunday too from this Saturday.
The number of metro used to get increased during puja for pandal-hopping. KMC on 24 hour service during puja time.
In weekend, a less number of metro are on service. Commuters do not get outside as most of the offices are closed on Saturday and Sunday. As the puja is round the corner so th people are taking metro to cover a distance in a less time.
The authority said that it is a decision to control the crowd and do not get staged at a particular place. Esplanade, parts of Park Street and Gariahat used to get the highest crowd for puja shopping. In North Kolkata side, it is Shyambazar and Haatibagan.
Total 284 metro will be on service on Saturday. 174 metro will be available on Sunday. 224 metro will be there on Saturday in the other week. Metro will run 60 times more on Saturday and on the other hand 64 times more on Sunday.
The Kolkata Metro Authority confirmed that the timing of first and last metro will not be changed. Common people will be benefited as very less number of metro are on service on Sunday.
Metro Railway of Kolkata has increased the number of metro in seven days to reduce the traffic pressure going in Kolkata.
Previously, they increased metro after the collapse of Majerhat bridge as the transportation became troublesome for commuters.