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Metro Railway

Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Fast and good mode of transport in kolkata but could be much better cleaner and more AC services added.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

With the planned extension metro in Kolkata is becoming an awesome way to travel....It has always been a great experience especially during the Durga Puja days when traffic on road is almost standstill.....

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London, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Again a childhood favourite pastime - was to hop on to one of the then swanky metro stations and from there on to the metro itself. Being the first metro system of the country meant that there was a certain newness and chartering into unheralded territory feel about it. The metro itself is fairly easy to use - albeit tends... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I rarely used this mode of transport as I am not aware the station name properly. But it is fast and smooth to reach any far distance place which normally take by taxi or bus one hour to cover the distance but her hardly 20 min. One thing I did not like iz that train iz too much over crowded... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Riding on the metro is a handy way to get around town and seeing how the locals get to work. It gets really packed around peak hour which was a fun novelty for me. Since it is old generation metro so without AC.

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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59 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was quite impressed by the Kolkata metro as it's quite organised, has a good system and is fast too. You buy a token and just get on - the tickets are very good value. It's far more pleasant than the train! The metro stations are also very good. This is a definite example of how India is progressing!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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120 reviews 120 reviews
77 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is the quickest way to travel from the extreme south of the city to the extreme north. The trains run at 10 or 15 minute frequencies. Ticket prices are 10, 15 and 20 INR, depending on the distance. Some of the trains are complete ac while the older ones are not. Part of the route is overland on an... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

the first and the oldest underground urban rail network in india ... u may be proud to be born in calcutta because of diverse systems in calcutta but u may not forget the old horse carriage....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very good means of transport especially in kolkata. It has automatic door lock, route information, flashing LED's giving information about the coming station. It is really awesome

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Riding on the metro is a handy way to get around town and seeing how the locals get to work. It gets really packed around peak hour which was a fun novelty for me. Also it was a nice retreat from the summer heat while the AC was on.

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