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With the opening of Sealdah Metro, the number of East-West passengers increased by 10 times.

There are 30 thousand passengers day by day, the priority of the metro about East-West has lowered
NewsDesk Correspondent
Kolkata : Metro providers have began between Sealdah and Sector 5 on Thursday itself. One other the place earlier the variety of passengers in East-West was 500. On the identical time, now this quantity has reached round 30 thousand. That’s, now it has elevated 10 occasions. As quickly because the Sealdah Metro was launched, 800 tickets had been bought on the very first day in simply the primary hour. For the final 3 days, the variety of passengers right here is operating solely round 30 thousand. Since on Saturday there was a slight lower in it. As a result of greater than half of the IT places of work within the state stay closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Many non-public places of work are additionally closed. Metro Rail is now counting day by day whether or not Sealdah metro station has develop into operational whether or not any change in service is required within the coming days. Will the journey have to be prolonged or not? Nevertheless, because of the closure of the places of work, Metro had already determined that the East-West Metro service can be closed on Sunday in the interim.
Number of passengers reached from 500 to 30 thousand: Eastwest Metro was began from the month of February of 2020. The place the primary metro went from Salt Lake Sector 5 to Salt Lake Stadium. In comparison with that, the variety of metro passengers on the Green Line has elevated manifold in the present day. As a result of earlier than this there was a whole lot of monetary loss to the metro, however Sealdah made up the whole lot. The place the variety of passengers didn’t exceed 500. There the variety of passengers on the primary day i.e. Thursday was 31037 and from Sealdah this quantity was 12681. These numbers elevated on Friday and the variety of passengers reached 31883 and from Sealdah to 12818. Final Saturday, the variety of passengers within the Green Line ie Eastwest Metro was 29182. Whereas from Sealdah this quantity was 11767.
Opening of Sealdah Metro lowered the priority: At current, Rs 6 is being spent to earn Re 1 within the present situation of the East West Metro Challenge. This large distinction within the working ratio had apprehensive the Metro Rail officers, however now the officers have understood very effectively that if there aren’t any passengers, then the issue is not going to be solved. So they’re smiling within the first two days of the journey. Throughout this, a KMRCL official mentioned that there can be a bonus from Sealdah Metro that Rs 6 was being spent to earn. Its ratio will now be 3 or 4 rupees. On this regard, Eklavya Chakraborty, Chief Public Relations, Metro Railway mentioned that with the commissioning of Sealdah Metro, the variety of passengers of East-West Metro has elevated 10 occasions.

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