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Address: Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Fastest Vehicle in Kolkata

Metro railways service in Kolkata is the fastest in the city. Its takes 32 minutes to travel from Tollyguange to Dum Dum (by road its more than one hour). This was the first... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The only transportation in Kolkata which does not get stuck in traffic. This is the first city in India to start metro train (underground). Its fast and cheap. Journey from Dumdum to Tollygunge takes around 30 min. time. Only inconvenience is that it is not ac. Do not even try it at peak hours.

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Bhubaneswar, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The day starts buzzing with crowds flocking the metros. Starting from the early hours of the morning, the metro operates with full capacities at all times of the day. Having a seat might be regarded as one of the luckiest days in Kolkata considering the rush at any given time. The bare minimal fares even as the rates are soaring... More 

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Bhubaneswar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Metro is easily the best thing in Kolkata, as it helps you to avoid the gruesome task of going through the traffic and especially at peak hours. Its convenient and has AC facilities which are a major relief in summers. And it is amazingly fast.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Metro railways service in Kolkata is the fastest in the city. Its takes 32 minutes to travel from Tollyguange to Dum Dum (by road its more than one hour). This was the first metro service in India. The trains are always on time. Comfortable journey with A/C coaches. Loved it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Once praised as one of the landmarks of the city, Kolkata Metro needs a major revival to go back to the glory days.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Cheap fares and a great service for most people. This is now overstreched and very crowded particularly during peak hours. Some trains - not all are airconditioned.. Kolkata desperately needs the metro lines to be extended , various projects completed.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

After reaching Kolkata, don't miss the first opportunity to get into a metro. Highly efficient, clean, fast and quick mode of travel. You can travel the length-breadth of Kolkata in 45 minutes or so. World class infrastructure and facility in a world class heritage city. Do travel in the metro train, even it is for fun. The last metro is... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Pros- 1) Can quickly go from one part of city to another. 2) Several kilometers are covered in only a few minutes. 3) Economical ticket prices. 4) A few AC coaches have been launched that makes travel comfortable. 5) Easy availability of buses and auto rickshaws outside metro stations. Cons- 1) Frequency of metro trains should be increased. 2) Trains... More 

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Jamshedpur, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

if kolkata metro is your need, then no other better option but if u visiting kolkata for tourism purpose only ... then choose metro in off time only not in office hours.

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Guwahati, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I boarded a metro from New Garia (Station: Kavi Subhas) to Maidan. It was one of those days in late May, 2015 when Kolkata was reeling under a heat wave. I was expecting an AC coach considering that I have not boarded one for many years and would have liked to see the change. But, unfortunately it was journey in... More 

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Address: Address: Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  West Bengal  >  Kolkata (Calcutta)

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