No e-passes required in Kolkata Metro from Jan 18

First Published Jan 14, 2021, 9:44 AM IST

The Kolkata metro authorities announced on Wednesday (January 13) that passengers will not be required to book e-passes for riding the metro from Monday (January 18).

<p>&nbsp;According to metro sources, the number of services will be increased from 228 to 240 on the North-South Line.&nbsp;<br />
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 According to metro sources, the number of services will be increased from 228 to 240 on the North-South Line. 
 

<p>E-passes had been made mandatory for boarding the metro trains after the resumption of services.</p>

E-passes had been made mandatory for boarding the metro trains after the resumption of services.

<p>On December, 2020, the Kolkata metro authorities announced that senior citizens, women and kids were allowed to board the metro without e-pass.</p>

On December, 2020, the Kolkata metro authorities announced that senior citizens, women and kids were allowed to board the metro without e-pass.

<p>Kolkata Metro spokesperson Indrani Banerjee said, “No e-passes will be required for anyone to board the metro.”</p>

Kolkata Metro spokesperson Indrani Banerjee said, “No e-passes will be required for anyone to board the metro.”

<p>The Kolkata metro railway services resumed from September 14 after remaining closed for several months owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.</p>

The Kolkata metro railway services resumed from September 14 after remaining closed for several months owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.