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Kolkata Metro Route

The Kolkata Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Kolkata in West Bengal, India. Currently Kolkata Metro network has 40 active stations. Find important and useful information like Kolkata Metro route, metro lines, service operation timings, first train, last train, route map, fare chart, top attractions near metro station, metro station nearby, news and more.

OperatorKolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC)
Operation start24 October 1984
Number of lines6 Metro Lines
Train length4/6/8 Coaches
No. of stations40 Active Stations
Metro timings⏱ Starting | Ending
06:45 AM | 10:45 PM

Kolkata Metro Lines & Terminal Stations 2024

Metro linesTerminal stations
Blue LineDakshineswar Kavi Subhash
Green LineSalt Lake Sector V Sealdah
Purple LineJoka Taratala
Red Line
Pink Line
Orange Line

Kolkata Metro Route Map 2024

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Kolkata Metro Fare Chart 2024

The fare is based on the pre-determined distance-slabs. Kolkata Metro has the lowest starting fare in the country of Rs. 5. The following is the revised zones and fare for single journey tokens and Smart Cards.

ZoneDistance (km)Line 1 FareLine 2 Fare
I0 - 2Rs. 5Rs. 5
II2 - 5Rs. 10Rs. 10
III5 - 10Rs. 15Rs. 20
IV10 - 20Rs. 20Rs. 30
V20 - 30Rs. 25-

On using Smart Cards for Kolkata Metro rides, you get extra ride value, as following slab:

Recharge ValueRide Value
Rs. 100Rs. 110
Rs. 200Rs. 220
Rs. 300Rs. 330
Rs. 500Rs. 550
Rs. 1000Rs. 1100

Please note:

  • Two new types of Tourist Smart Cards are available Tourist Smart Card – I and Tourist Smart Card – II. This type of smart card is for tourists and have unlimited rides.
  • Tourist Cards cost ₹250, valid for a day, and ₹550, valid for three days. A security deposit of ₹60 is also charged.
  • Refundable security deposit of Rs. 100 paybale at the time of purchase.
  • count Rs 10/- per/hour up to maximum of Rs 50/-
  • Maximum 3 children of height upto 90cm and below can travel free (Not applicable for group booking) if accompanied by an adult, Children above 90cm full fare will be charged.

Interesting Facts about Kolkata Metro

  • The Kolkata Metro is a rapid transit system serving Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal.
  • The Kolkata Metro is the first planned and operational rapid transit system in India.
  • It was initially planned in the 1920s, but construction started in 1970s.
  • The foundation stone of the project was laid by Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India, on 29 December 1972, and construction work started in 1973-74.
  • The first elevated stretch, from Bhawanipore (now Netaji Bhawan) to Esplanade, opened on 24 October 1984.
  • The first metro was driven by Tapan Kumar Nath and Sanjoy Sil.
  • It is the only metro in the country, completely owned and funded by the Ministry of Railways, and to be controlled by Indian Railways.
  • The metro network has a mix of underground stations, at-grade stations and elevated stations.
  • Currently two lines are operational, Line 1 from Noapara to Kavi Subhash and Line 2 from Salt Lake Sector-V to Salt Lake Stadium. 4 Lines are under construction and planned.
  • Kolkata Metro trains operate between 05:45 AM (first train) and 21:55 PM (last train).
  • Kolkata Metro has the lowest starting fare in the country starts from Rs. 5 to Rs. 30.
  • In 2013 a single type of Smart Card (General Smart Card) was introduced. Two new types of Tourist Smart Cards were also introduced (Tourist Smart Card – I and Tourist Smart Card – II). Online smart card recharge facility was launched on 1 July 2020.
  • Trains operate at an average speed of 55–60 km/h (34.18–37.28 mph) and stop for about 10 to 20 seconds at each station, depending on the crowd.
  • No full coach is reserved for women, but certain sections of seats in each compartment are reserved for women, senior citizens and the physically challenged.
  • The metro railway runs special night-long services during Durga Puja (Mahasaptami to Mahanavami), services start at 13:00 and operate till 04:00 the next day.

About Kolkata Metro

  • The Kolkata Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Kolkata in West Bengal, India.
  • First Time in 1919 of Imperial Legislative Council at Shimla, set a committee that recommended a metro line in Kolkata.
  • After that in 1921 proposed East–West Tube Railway in Kolkata by Harley Dalrymple-Hay but in 1923, the proposal was not undertaken due to a lack of funds.
  • After the Independence of India in 1949–1950 conceived the idea of an underground railway for Kolkata by Chief Minister of West Bengal, Bidhan Chandra Roy.
  • But he did find alternative solutions, the Metropolitan Transport Project (MTP) was set up in 1969.
  • India's First foundation stone of the Metro project was laid by Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India, on 29 December 1972.
  • The Construction work start in December 1973–74.
  • The first time metro started in India on 24 October 1984 covering 3.40 km distance from Esplanade to Bhawanipur station.
  • The Kolkata Metro initially planned completed and operational in February 1995.
  • After that, all the Kolkata Metro extension projects were started one by one.
  • By 2011–2012, the Railway Ministry had announced plans for the construction of five new metro lines and an extension of the existing north–south corridor. These were:
    • Salt Lake – Howrah Maidan (Line 2 or East–West Metro Corridor)
    • Joka – B.B.D. Bagh (Line 3. Later truncated till Esplanade)
    • Noapara–Barasat (Line 4, via airport)
    • Baranagar–Barrackpore (Line 5)
    • New Garia – Dum Dum Airport (Line 6)

Kolkata Metro News & Updates 2024

2024-02-20
Kolkata commuters will be able to travel the entire distance from Howrah Maidan to the middle of EM Bypass via Hooghly for just Rs 50. This is the essence of the integrated fare structure proposed by the Metro Railways for the East-West Metro, with an interface with the North-South line at Esplanade in central Kolkata. The North-South corridor, in turn, meets the New Garia-Airport Metro at New Garia.
2024-02-05
Major metro projects of Kolkata city have received adequate funds in the interim budget. The New Garia-Airport corridor has received the highest allocation of Rs 1,791.3 crore, followed by the Joka-Esplanade corridor with Rs 1,200 crore. East-West Metro has received Rs 900 crore. The 32 km new Garia-Airport Metro – or Orange Line – has been given a big boost in the interim budget. The 5.4 km long new Garia-Ruby section of the corridor is all set to become operational. Construction work is going on on New Town and VIP Road.
2024-02-02
New Garia-Airport Metro Corridor (Via Rajarhat) in Kolkata Metro was increased by 50 percent in the general budget. Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Limited (KMRCL) is also getting less money. New Garia-Airport Metro Corridor (via Rajarhat): An amount of Rs 1,200 crore was allocated in the 2023-24 budget for construction. Which has been increased to Taka 1,750 crore. And Rs 1,791.39 crore has been allocated in the budget for the financial year 2024-25 for the New Garia-Airport Metro Corridor.
2024-02-02
Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Limited (KMRCL): KMRCL is the agency responsible for the East-West Metro corridor. In this year's budget, Rs 906 crore has been allocated to that institution. Rs 1,000 crore was given in the last budget. However, now it has been revised to Rs 906 crore. That means the allocation has decreased by 9.4 percent from last year's budget.
2024-01-29
Esplanade station of East-West Metro of Kolkata Metro is now getting finalized to start the abbreviated Esplanade-Howrah Maidan run. The station, spread over 30,000 square metres, now has a grand look except for the shaft area. The interior, featuring colorful frescoes, paintings and panels, has an "esplanade" as the theme, with depictions of trams. There are 20 escalators and eight lifts to transport passengers from a depth of 28 metres.

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Kolkata Metro FAQs

𝒜. Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) operates Kolkata Metro system.

𝒜. First service of Kolkata Metro service begins on 24 October 1984.

𝒜. Kolkata Metro system has 6 Metro Lines (active/fucntional).

𝒜. Kolkata Metro trains have 4/6/8 coaches.

𝒜. Kolkata Metro timings are: 06:45 AM | 10:45 PM.

Top Attractions of Kolkata City

AttractionNearest Metro (Distance)
Alipore Zoological GardenNetaji Bhavan (1.4 KM)
Jatin Das Park (2.4 KM)
Babu GhatSalt Lake Sector V (2.3 KM)
Howrah (2.1 KM)
Howrah Maidan (2.0 KM)
Diamond Park (1.9 KM)
IIM (1.9 KM)
Belur MathDakshineswar (2.1 KM)
Beth El SynagogueGirish Park (1.5 KM)
Mahatma Gandhi Road (0.9 KM)
Central (0.5 KM)
Chandni Chowk (0.9 KM)
Sealdah (2.1 KM)
New Mahakaran (1.5 KM)
Howrah (1.7 KM)
Howrah Maidan (1.9 KM)
Birla Industrial & Technological MuseumNetaji Bhavan (2.0 KM)
Birla MandirNetaji Bhavan (2.1 KM)
Birla PlanetariumChandni Chowk (2.4 KM)
Esplanade (2.2 KM)
Park Street (1.0 KM)
Maidan (0.4 KM)
Rabindra Sadan (0.4 KM)
Netaji Bhavan (1.4 KM)
Central ParkKarunamoyee (0.5 KM)
Central Park (0.4 KM)
City Centre (0.7 KM)
Bengal Chemical (1.6 KM)
Salt Lake Stadium (1.9 KM)
Chitrakoot Art GalleryKalighat (2.4 KM)
ChowringheeMaidan (1.1 KM)
Rabindra Sadan (0.3 KM)
Netaji Bhavan (0.7 KM)
Kalighat (2.4 KM)
College StreetGirish Park (1.5 KM)
Mahatma Gandhi Road (0.8 KM)
Central (0.4 KM)
Chandni Chowk (1.1 KM)
Esplanade (1.4 KM)
Park Street (2.4 KM)
Sealdah (1.2 KM)
New Mahakaran (0.8 KM)
Dakshineswar Kali TempleDakshineswar (1.7 KM)
Baranagar (2.2 KM)
Deshapriya ParkJatin Das Park (1.6 KM)
Kalighat (0.9 KM)
Rabindra Sarobar (1.5 KM)
Eden GardensCentral (1.7 KM)
Chandni Chowk (1.1 KM)
Esplanade (0.8 KM)
Park Street (1.3 KM)
New Mahakaran (2.2 KM)
Howrah (2.1 KM)
Howrah Maidan (2.2 KM)
Elliot ParkChandni Chowk (2.1 KM)
Maidan (0.1 KM)
Rabindra Sadan (0.7 KM)
Experimenter Art GalleryKalighat (2.1 KM)
Fort WilliamMaidan (1.1 KM)
Rabindra Sadan (0.8 KM)
Netaji Bhavan (1.2 KM)
Harrington Street Arts CentreChandni Chowk (2.2 KM)
Maidan (0.6 KM)
Rabindra Sadan (0.9 KM)
New Mahakaran (2.4 KM)
Howrah BridgeShobhabazar Sutanuti (2.4 KM)
Girish Park (1.8 KM)
Mahatma Gandhi Road (1.7 KM)
Central (1.9 KM)
Chandni Chowk (2.2 KM)
Esplanade (2.3 KM)
Howrah (0.5 KM)
Howrah Maidan (0.8 KM)
Diamond Park (2.3 KM)
IIM (2.3 KM)
Indian MuseumCentral (1.7 KM)
Chandni Chowk (1.0 KM)
Esplanade (0.7 KM)
Maidan (0.9 KM)
Sealdah (2.3 KM)
New Mahakaran (1.7 KM)
ISKCON KolkataMaidan (0.6 KM)
Rabindra Sadan (0.4 KM)
Netaji Bhavan (1.2 KM)
Janus Art GalleryBehala Bazar (1.9 KM)
Taratala (2.1 KM)
Jorasanko Thakur BariShyambazaar (1.9 KM)
Shobhabazar Sutanuti (1.3 KM)
Girish Park (0.3 KM)
Mahatma Gandhi Road (0.4 KM)
Central (1.4 KM)
Chandni Chowk (2.1 KM)
Esplanade (2.4 KM)
Sealdah (2.3 KM)
New Mahakaran (2.1 KM)
Howrah (2.1 KM)
Howrah Maidan (2.4 KM)
Kalighat MandirNetaji Bhavan (1.7 KM)
Jatin Das Park (0.6 KM)
Kalighat (1.1 KM)
Rabindra Sarobar (1.7 KM)
Taratala (2.0 KM)
KumortuliShyambazaar (0.9 KM)
Shobhabazar Sutanuti (0.6 KM)
Girish Park (1.4 KM)
Mahatma Gandhi Road (2.1 KM)
Marble PalaceShyambazaar (2.2 KM)
Shobhabazar Sutanuti (1.6 KM)
Girish Park (0.6 KM)
Mahatma Gandhi Road (0.2 KM)
Central (1.0 KM)
Chandni Chowk (1.8 KM)
Esplanade (2.1 KM)
Sealdah (2.1 KM)
New Mahakaran (1.8 KM)
Howrah (2.0 KM)
Howrah Maidan (2.4 KM)
Masters Collection Art GalleryMaidan (1.1 KM)
Rabindra Sadan (0.7 KM)
Millennium ParkMahatma Gandhi Road (2.0 KM)
Central (1.5 KM)
Chandni Chowk (1.1 KM)
New Mahakaran (2.3 KM)
Howrah (1.3 KM)
Howrah Maidan (1.4 KM)
Mohor KunjaMaidan (0.6 KM)
Rabindra Sadan (0.2 KM)
Mother HouseCentral (2.2 KM)
Chandni Chowk (1.9 KM)
Esplanade (1.9 KM)
Sealdah (1.6 KM)
New Mahakaran (1.4 KM)
Nakhoda MosqueShobhabazar Sutanuti (2.1 KM)
Girish Park (1.1 KM)
Mahatma Gandhi Road (0.4 KM)
Central (0.5 KM)
Chandni Chowk (1.2 KM)
Esplanade (1.5 KM)
Sealdah (1.9 KM)
New Mahakaran (1.4 KM)
Howrah (2.0 KM)
Howrah Maidan (2.2 KM)
Nalban Boating ParkKarunamoyee (2.4 KM)
Nehru's Children MuseumPark Street (1.3 KM)
Maidan (0.7 KM)
Rabindra Sadan (0.1 KM)
Netaji Bhavan (1.0 KM)
Netaji BhavanPark Street (1.8 KM)
Maidan (1.3 KM)
Rabindra Sadan (0.5 KM)
Netaji Bhavan (0.7 KM)
Kalighat (2.3 KM)
Neveh Shalome SynagogueShobhabazar Sutanuti (2.3 KM)
Girish Park (1.3 KM)
Mahatma Gandhi Road (0.8 KM)
Central (0.7 KM)
Chandni Chowk (1.2 KM)
Sealdah (2.2 KM)
New Mahakaran (1.7 KM)
Howrah (1.5 KM)
Howrah Maidan (1.8 KM)
New MarketCentral (1.5 KM)
Chandni Chowk (0.8 KM)
Esplanade (0.5 KM)
Park Street (0.6 KM)
Maidan (1.2 KM)
Rabindra Sadan (2.1 KM)
Sealdah (2.2 KM)
New Mahakaran (1.6 KM)
Nicco ParkKarunamoyee (1.9 KM)
Central Park (2.4 KM)
Salt Lake Stadium (2.0 KM)
Old ChinatownGirish Park (1.7 KM)
Mahatma Gandhi Road (1.0 KM)
Central (0.4 KM)
Chandni Chowk (0.8 KM)
Esplanade (1.0 KM)
Park Street (2.2 KM)
Sealdah (2.0 KM)
New Mahakaran (1.4 KM)
Howrah (1.8 KM)
Howrah Maidan (2.0 KM)
Park StreetChandni Chowk (2.0 KM)
Esplanade (1.9 KM)
Park Street (1.0 KM)
Maidan (1.0 KM)
Rabindra Sadan (1.4 KM)
Netaji Bhavan (2.1 KM)
Sealdah (2.3 KM)
New Mahakaran (2.0 KM)
Prinsep GhatEsplanade (2.3 KM)
Rabindra SarobarKalighat (1.9 KM)
Rabindra Sarobar (1.9 KM)
Ramkrishnapur GhatCentral (2.3 KM)
Chandni Chowk (1.9 KM)
Howrah (1.4 KM)
Howrah Maidan (1.3 KM)
Diamond Park (1.9 KM)
IIM (1.9 KM)
Royal Kolkata Golf ClubJatin Das Park (2.4 KM)
Kalighat (2.4 KM)
Rabindra Sarobar (1.4 KM)
Mahanayak Uttam Kumar (0 KM)
Netaji (1.5 KM)
Sabarna SangrahashalaThakurpukur (1.9 KM)
Sakherbazar (0.6 KM)
Behala Chowrasta (0.7 KM)
Behala Bazar (2.2 KM)
Safari ParkJatin Das Park (2.2 KM)
Kalighat (1.5 KM)
Rabindra Sarobar (1.6 KM)
Salt Lake CityCity Centre (2.3 KM)
Bengal Chemical (1.3 KM)
Salt Lake Stadium (1.4 KM)
Phoolbagan (0.3 KM)
Sealdah (2.0 KM)
Shaheed MinarMahatma Gandhi Road (2.3 KM)
Central (1.4 KM)
Chandni Chowk (0.6 KM)
Esplanade (0.3 KM)
Sealdah (2.3 KM)
New Mahakaran (1.7 KM)
Shobhabajar RajbariBelgachhia (2.0 KM)
Shyambazaar (0.5 KM)
Shobhabazar Sutanuti (0.3 KM)
Girish Park (1.1 KM)
Mahatma Gandhi Road (1.8 KM)
South Park CemeteryChandni Chowk (2.3 KM)
Esplanade (2.2 KM)
Park Street (1.3 KM)
Maidan (1.2 KM)
Rabindra Sadan (1.4 KM)
Netaji Bhavan (2.1 KM)
Sealdah (2.4 KM)
New Mahakaran (2.2 KM)
St John's ChurchMahatma Gandhi Road (1.9 KM)
Central (1.2 KM)
Chandni Chowk (0.7 KM)
Maidan (2.2 KM)
New Mahakaran (1.9 KM)
Howrah (1.7 KM)
Howrah Maidan (1.8 KM)
St Paul's CathedralPark Street (1.3 KM)
Maidan (0.7 KM)
Rabindra Sadan (0.1 KM)
Netaji Bhavan (1.0 KM)
Verandah Art GalleryMaidan (1.1 KM)
Rabindra Sadan (0.5 KM)
Victoria MemorialEsplanade (2.4 KM)
Park Street (1.3 KM)
Maidan (0.7 KM)
Rabindra Sadan (0.6 KM)
Netaji Bhavan (1.3 KM)
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