PRIME MINISTER SHRI NARENDRA MODI INAUGURATED THE PURPLE LINE OF THE JOKA –TARATALA  METRO

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PRIME MINISTER SHRI NARENDRA MODI INAUGURATED THE PURPLE LINE OF JOKA –TARATALA METRO RAILWAY MINISTER SHRI ASHWINI VAISHNAW ENJOYED A METRO RIDE FROM JOKA – TARATALA
PRIME MINISTER SHRI NARENDRA MODI INAUGURATED THE PURPLE LINE OF JOKA –TARATALA METRO RAILWAY MINISTER SHRI ASHWINI VAISHNAW ENJOYED A METRO RIDE FROM JOKA – TARATALA
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PRIME MINISTER SHRI NARENDRA MODI INAUGURATED THE PURPLE LINE OF  JOKA –TARATALA  METRO

RAILWAY MINISTER SHRI ASHWINI VAISHNAW ENJOYED A METRO RIDE FROM JOKA – TARATALA

Kolkata, Date: 30.12.2022

 A DREAM COME TRUE  FOR KOLKATANS !

Today i.e. on 30th December 2022, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated several Railway projects for the people of West Bengal through Video Conferencing.  The much-awaited Joka-Taratala Metro stretch of Joka-Esplanade Metro Project (Purple Line) of Metro Railway was inaugurated and the inaugural service was flagged off by him.  This 6.5 kms stretch from Joka to Taratala has been constructed at a cost of ₹ 2477.25 crores., fully funded by the Govt. of India out of which about ₹ 635 Cr. has been done for the Depot at Joka and about ₹ 1600 Cr for viaduct and stations for completion of Joka-Taratala section.

This corridor will provide safe, secure & fast mode of travel for the people living in Southern part of the City. This Metro corridor will decongest the busy Diamond Harbour Road, reducing travel time between Joka and Taratala. Using this Metro route IIM Joka, Thakurpukur Cancer Hospital, Vivekananda College, Thakurpukur, ESIC Medical College & Hospital, Joka will  be accessible very easily and people can commute to Sarsuna, Dakghar and Muchipara in just 15 minutes.

World-class passenger amenities like 7 Escalators, 4 Lifts, 8 Staircases, PA System, Signages, Benches, AFC gates and Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs) have been provided at each Metro Station on Joka-Taratala Metro Stretch (Purple Line).  

Fire Detection and Suppression System at stations and the Fire Hydrants are provided at each station and viaduct.

Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology took a Metro ride from Joka to Taratala after the inauguration in Motorman’s Cab. He interacted with school children, Metro staff who where present to witness this historic journey. Shri Vaishnaw also unveiled the new look Smart Card of Metro Railway containing the logo of G20 and published a coffee table book titled “Joka- Taratala Section of Joka-Esplanade Metro Project”.

This newly inaugurated Metro route is going to commence from 02.01.2023 (Monday).  From that day, 12 daily services (6 UP + 6 DN) will be run in between Joka and Taratala of Joka-Taratala Metro Project (Purple Line) from Monday to Friday following “One Train Only System”.

Frequency of Metro Service for Joka – Taratala Stretch

(From Monday to Friday)

      Metro from Joka                 Metro from Taratala

10:00 hrs.                                   10:30 hrs.

11:00 hrs.                                   11:30 hrs.

12:00 hrs.                                   12:30 hrs.

15:00 hrs.                                   15:30 hrs.

16:00 hrs.                                   16:30 hrs.

17:00 hrs.                                   17:30 hrs.

*No commercial services on Saturdays and Sundays on this stretch.

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Suman Munshi

Founder Editor of IBG NEWS (15/Mar/2012- 09/Aug/2018). Recipient of Udar Akash Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain Award 2018. National Geographic & Canon Wild Clicks 2011 jury and public poll winner. Studied Post Graduate Advance Dip in Computer Sc., MBA IT,LIMS (USA & Australia), GxP(USA & UK),BA (Sociology) Dip in Journalism (Ireland), Diploma in Vedic Astrology, Numerology, Palmistry, Vastu Shastra & Feng Sui 25 years in the digital & IT industry with Global MNCs' worked & traveled in USA, UK, Europe, Singapore, Australia, Bangladesh & many other countries. Education and Training advance management and R&D Technology from India, USA, UK, Australia. Over 30 Certification from Global leaders in R&D and Education. Computer Science Teacher, IT & LIMS expert with a wide fan following in his community. General Secretary West Bengal State Committee of All Indian Reporter’s Association
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