Kolkata: Kolkata Metro is ready to extend its services on weekends even as also increasing the number of rakes visiting among North 24 Parganas district’s Noapara and Dumdum from July 1, a circular issued through the Metro Railway authority stated on Thursday.
As many as 236 metro rakes (118 pairs) will run among the two terminal stations — Dumdum and Kavi Subhash — on Saturdays, 12 more than the contemporary wide variety. A total range of 124 rakes (62 pairs) could be a service on Sundays in preference to 110 rakes at present, the ground stated.
Three more magnificent trains between the Dumdum and Noapara stations can be delivered on weekdays. At least seven can be read on Saturdays to control the growing number of commuters inside the metro. Nine more trains could be performed on Sundays, according to the round.
The metro services on Sundays will even start at nine a.M. In place of 9.50 a.M.
Currently, 284 (142 pairs) rakes are at service in the Dumdum-Kavi Subhash route on weekdays.
Earlier, West Bengal leader minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that the Union Rail Ministry had now not created any provision for as a minimum three extensions of the Kolkata Metro rail in the Budget.
A nominal budgetary provision has been made for ongoing works on Kolkata’s East-West Metro line forcing works to grind to a halt, Banerjee stated.