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Need for a Metro Railway / underground railway like network in Kolkata was conceived first by Dr. B.C. Roy, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal in 1949. The judicious decision of constructing a Metro Railway like network in Kolkata and a suburb has ultimately revolutionalized the transport network of the great city of Kolkata by turning Metro Railway into the lifeline of the ‘City of Joy’.
The first Metro Railway project of length 16.45 km. in the North – South axis of the City between Dum Dum and Tollygunge became a rality on 24th October, 1984 with the commissioning of partial commercial service covering a distance of 3.40 km. with 5 stations between Esplanade and Bhowanipore (now Netaji Bhavan) and finally, in the entire stretch from 17th September, 1995. In the second phase (9.7 km. route), extension of Metro Railway from Mahanayak Uttam Kumar (Tollygunge) to Kavi Nazrul & later from Kavi Nazrul to Kavi Subhash (New Garia), were inaugurated on 22nd August, 2009 & 7th October, 2010 respectively. On 10th July 2013, Metro services further extended from DumDum to Noapara(2.091 kms).”
TOURIST DESTINATION ON METRO ALIGNMENT
Name of Tourist spot Name of station
Jain Temple Belgachia
Jorasanko Thakurbari Girish Park
Mahajati Sadan , Marble Palace, Nakhoda Mosque M. G. Road
Sahid Minar, Eden Garden, Raj Bhavan Esplanade
Indian National Museum, Asiatic Society Park Street
Nandan, Sisir Mancha, Rabindra Sadan,
Nehru Children’s Museum, Birla Planatorium,
Academy of Fine Arts, Victoria Memorial Hall
St. Paul’s Cathedral Rabindra Sadan
Kali Temple Kalighat
Rabindra Sarovar, Rabindra Saravor stadium Rabindra Saravor
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