#Kolkata: Tokens are not being introduced in Kolkata Metro. You have to travel with a smart card. Although Metro service was launched in New Normal Kolkata, tokens were not introduced. I had to book an e-pass and travel on the metro. When that system was lifted, it was thought that the token system would be introduced gradually. But as soon as the second wave of corona infection hit, the number of metros was reduced on the one hand, and the use of tokens was not introduced in the metro on the other. As a result, if you have a smart card for now, you can board the metro.
According to Metro Rail sources, the number of corona cases is increasing in several places including Khabar, Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, Kerala and Kolkata. The number of victims in Kolkata is fluctuating every day. That’s why Metro backed out of the token system. Metro service was closed during the lockdown last year. Metro is launched when the situation gradually returns to normal. At first I had to travel in the metro with e-pass through smart card. Deadlines were set for passengers to travel. Gradually the situation returned to normal. It was decided last March that the token system would be introduced. But the token system was suspended due to renewed Corona infection.
The token system is being suspended indefinitely for the time being. The number of metros in Kolkata is being reduced due to corona infection. The number of these metros is going to be reduced from the 26th Corona has already been attacked by multiple motormen and guards of the metro. As a result, it will not be possible to provide services every day. Therefore, the number of daily metros has been reduced due to the reduction in the number of passengers. That number was reduced to 236. Metro will run up and down 119 times. This metro will run from 8:20 am to 10:10 pm. This metro will run every 6 to 7 minutes. The reduction on Saturday is metro. The number is 216. Metro will run 109 in up and down direction. The metro will run 100 times on Sunday. Metro will run every 15 minutes. Metro will run from 9:00 am to 10:10 pm.