You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Kol Metro carries 6.16 pc more passengers during Durga Pujas

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Metro Railway carried 43.83 lakh passengers, 6 per cent more than last year, during a week-long Durga Puja celebrations as pandal hoppers preferred the underground network to reach their destinations from south to north of the metropolis.

As this year's Durga Pujas got extended to a week-long celebration from a four-day affair, Metro Railway carried a record 8.02 lakh passengers on October 5 (Chaturthi), its spokesperson Indrani Banerjee said here today.



"With most big-draw pandals in the city inaugurated for revellers, Metro Railway recorded an all-time high passenger count of 8.02 lakh on Chaturthi," Banerjee told PTI.

"From Chaturthi to Dashami or Dusshera, the last day of the celebrations, we carried 43.83 lakh passengers, which is 6.16 per cent higher than the corresponding period last year," the Metro spokesperson said.

In 2015, Metro Railway carried 41.29 lakh passengers from Chaturthi to Dashami.

The railway ran 1,624 trains this year during the week as against 1,465 trains last year, which was an increase of 11 per cent, Banerjee said.

Earnings of Metro Railway through ticket sales were also significantly higher during the week-long celebrations this year at Rs 4.28 crore as against Rs 3.77 crore during the corresponding period last year, an increase of 13.43 per cent.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU

Kol Metro carries 6.16 pc more passengers during Durga Pujas

Metro Railway carried 43.83 lakh passengers, 6 per cent more than last year, during a week-long Durga Puja celebrations as pandal hoppers preferred the underground network to reach their destinations from south to north of the metropolis. As this year's Durga Pujas got extended to a week-long celebration from a four-day affair, Metro Railway carried a record 8.02 lakh passengers on October 5 (Chaturthi), its spokesperson Indrani Banerjee said here today. "With most big-draw pandals in the city inaugurated for revellers, Metro Railway recorded an all-time high passenger count of 8.02 lakh on Chaturthi," Banerjee told PTI. "From Chaturthi to Dashami or Dusshera, the last day of the celebrations, we carried 43.83 lakh passengers, which is 6.16 per cent higher than the corresponding period last year," the Metro spokesperson said. In 2015, Metro Railway carried 41.29 lakh passengers from Chaturthi to Dashami. The railway ran 1,624 trains this year during the week as against 1,465 ... Metro Railway carried 43.83 lakh passengers, 6 per cent more than last year, during a week-long Durga Puja celebrations as pandal hoppers preferred the underground network to reach their destinations from south to north of the metropolis.

As this year's Durga Pujas got extended to a week-long celebration from a four-day affair, Metro Railway carried a record 8.02 lakh passengers on October 5 (Chaturthi), its spokesperson Indrani Banerjee said here today.

"With most big-draw pandals in the city inaugurated for revellers, Metro Railway recorded an all-time high passenger count of 8.02 lakh on Chaturthi," Banerjee told PTI.

"From Chaturthi to Dashami or Dusshera, the last day of the celebrations, we carried 43.83 lakh passengers, which is 6.16 per cent higher than the corresponding period last year," the Metro spokesperson said.

In 2015, Metro Railway carried 41.29 lakh passengers from Chaturthi to Dashami.

The railway ran 1,624 trains this year during the week as against 1,465 trains last year, which was an increase of 11 per cent, Banerjee said.

Earnings of Metro Railway through ticket sales were also significantly higher during the week-long celebrations this year at Rs 4.28 crore as against Rs 3.77 crore during the corresponding period last year, an increase of 13.43 per cent.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

image
Business Standard
177 22

Kol Metro carries 6.16 pc more passengers during Durga Pujas

Metro Railway carried 43.83 lakh passengers, 6 per cent more than last year, during a week-long Durga Puja celebrations as pandal hoppers preferred the underground network to reach their destinations from south to north of the metropolis.

As this year's Durga Pujas got extended to a week-long celebration from a four-day affair, Metro Railway carried a record 8.02 lakh passengers on October 5 (Chaturthi), its spokesperson Indrani Banerjee said here today.

"With most big-draw pandals in the city inaugurated for revellers, Metro Railway recorded an all-time high passenger count of 8.02 lakh on Chaturthi," Banerjee told PTI.

"From Chaturthi to Dashami or Dusshera, the last day of the celebrations, we carried 43.83 lakh passengers, which is 6.16 per cent higher than the corresponding period last year," the Metro spokesperson said.

In 2015, Metro Railway carried 41.29 lakh passengers from Chaturthi to Dashami.

The railway ran 1,624 trains this year during the week as against 1,465 trains last year, which was an increase of 11 per cent, Banerjee said.

Earnings of Metro Railway through ticket sales were also significantly higher during the week-long celebrations this year at Rs 4.28 crore as against Rs 3.77 crore during the corresponding period last year, an increase of 13.43 per cent.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

image
Business Standard
177 22

Upgrade To Premium Services

Welcome User

Business Standard is happy to inform you of the launch of "Business Standard Premium Services"

As a premium subscriber you get an across device unfettered access to a range of services which include:

  • Access Exclusive content - articles, features & opinion pieces
  • Weekly Industry/Genre specific newsletters - Choose multiple industries/genres
  • Access to 17 plus years of content archives
  • Set Stock price alerts for your portfolio and watch list and get them delivered to your e-mail box
  • End of day news alerts on 5 companies (via email)
  • NEW: Get seamless access to WSJ.com at a great price. No additional sign-up required.
 

Premium Services

In Partnership with

 

Dear Guest,

 

Welcome to the premium services of Business Standard brought to you courtesy FIS.
Kindly visit the Manage my subscription page to discover the benefits of this programme.

Enjoy Reading!
Team Business Standard