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“Spinal Chord of Kolkata”
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Metro Railway
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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72 reviews
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“Spinal Chord of Kolkata”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

Oldest Metro Railway of India and once a pride of the nation as a Indigenous Engineering Marvel and still to certain extent. With Delhi Metro being operational and expanding in leaps and bounds in last decade and Bangalore-Mumbai metro on a nascent operational stage, it cannot boast of its uniqueness no more , but still Indians can feel pride of a metro system that was made by entirely indigenous technology and still functioning as good as other metro systems in terms of safety/efficiency though newer metros like Delhi/Mumbai/Bangalore built through certain foreign expertise. The Indian Railway(ICF Perambur) made coaches are certainly not very good in looks and feel but still efficient. This 30 year old metro system and its Desi rakes still as efficient in operations as the swanky Euro-American made rakes. Existence and survival of this metro is itself a marvelous feat considering the political turmoil and interference
(read negligence) it faces since its birth and lack of investments or profit on the commercial side. Hats Off to Kolkata Metro.

Visited May 2013
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Srikakulam, India
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“superb”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

i happened to travel in metro,when i visited kolkata.the platforms,trains and the system of announcing the forth coming station is very good,even people are very helpful here.my over all experience is excellent

Visited May 2013
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Detroit, Michigan
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“Great public transport”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

I was very impressed with the Kolkata subway. It was very clean, efficient and amazingly inexpensive. Fares are only 4 or 6 rupees for the trips I made- equal to less than 10 cents!

Visited April 2013
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“best way for fastest movement within city”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Kolkata metro rail, the first underground railway system in India. It is clean, pollution free, fastest movement within city... now a large no. of ac rakes are in operation. But everyday it is facing technical problems, time schedule is not maintained properly. It is now stretched between Kavi Subhash (New Garia) and Dumdum (north 24 Parganas). After 2009, a large no. of improvements are observed like starting of operation from Tollygunge to Kavi Subhash, vast renovation of stations, implementation of ac metros (which is now the comfort for passengers), etc. but somehow due to non maintaining of proper time schedule, a huge no. of gatherings of passengers create problems, doors are not closed, so, delay and delay....
the management should think of that, it is our pride and of course the best solution for easy and smooth movement of life.

Visited April 2013
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“kolkata's pride”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Clean, efficient, punctual, the Metro explodes all negative myths about Kolkatans and their untidy ways. Started over 25 years ago, the Metro continues to be an important travel lifeline which is clean and efficiently run. Now being expanded to the airport to be connected to Howrah station, it has become an indispensable part of the quintessential Kolkatan.

Visited January 2013
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