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PM Modi Inaugurates Joka-Taratala Kolkata Metro Line Today. Check Fare, Time, Route



PM Modi inaugurated Kolkata’s Purple line Joka-Taratala metro via video-conferencing

Kolkata metro's Joka-Taratala route
PM Modi Inaugurates Joka-Taratala Kolkata Metro Line Today. Check Fare, Time, Route (PTI)

Kolkata: Kolkata’s purple line metro, Joka-Taratala was inaugurated today by Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually. This newly built metro was flagged off via video-conferencing from Howrah Railway Station. Along with this, PM Modi also inaugurated West Bengal’s first Vande Bharat Express train connecting Howrah and Jalpaiguri.

Last week, about 6.5 km long trial run was conducted for this line. Passengers of southern parts of the Kolkata City like Sarsuna, Dakghar, Muchipara and South 24 Parganas will be immensely benefited by inauguration of this project.

Joka-Taratala Metro Fare

Earlier, this month, the Railway Board approved the fare structure on this route. The minimum fare for travelling on this stretch is Rs 5 while the maximum fare is Rs 20.

Metro Stations on This Stretch

  1. Joka
  2. Thakurpukur
  3. Sakher Bazar
  4. Behala Chowrasta
  5. Behala Bazar
  6. Taratala

The Joka- Taratala stretch is a part of Joka- Esplanade Purple Line, having a total length of 9.2km viaduct completed from the ramp of Joka Depot to the start of Majerhat railway station of Sealdah division. 110 UTS HH rails have been used in this project, according to a report by Financial Express.

There will be other passenger facilities like – benches, AFC gates, PA system etc. The metro service between Joka and Taratala may operate at an hour’s interval while the total distance will be covered in 15-20 minutes

The first metro may leave at 10 am and the last around  5pm but a full schedule and time table is yet to be finalized.

Published Date: December 30, 2022 3:40 PM IST

Updated Date: December 30, 2022 3:41 PM IST

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