2021: The Opening of a Rapid Transit Station in Eastern India

February 22, 2021

In eastern India’s state of West Bengal, a station serving Kolkata Metro Line 1 of the rapid transit system Kolkata Metro was officially opened in the locality of Dakshineswar in North 24 Parganas District. This district is under the jurisdiction of Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority, the statutory planning and development authority for West Bengal’s Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. Those taking part in the inaugural festivities for Dakshineswar metro station included Narendra Modi, who has served as prime minister of India since 2014.

Dakshineswar metro station, which is located along State Highway 2, is the northern terminus of Kolkata Metro Line 1. This station is directly connected with Dakshineswar railway station, part of the Calcutta Chord link line of the Kolkata Suburban Railway.

Kolkata Metro Line 1 – also known as the Blue Line — covers a total of 20 miles (32.3 kilometers). This line encompasses 26 stations altogether.

Photo Credit: Billjones94 (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en)

For more information on Kolkata Metro Line 1, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolkata_Metro_Line_1

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