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).
According to metro sources, the number of services will be increased from 228 to 240 on the North-South Line.
E-passes had been made mandatory for boarding the metro trains after the resumption of services.
On December, 2020, the Kolkata metro authorities announced that senior citizens, women and kids were allowed to board the metro without e-pass.
Kolkata Metro spokesperson Indrani Banerjee said, “No e-passes will be required for anyone to board the metro.”
The Kolkata metro railway services resumed from September 14 after remaining closed for several months owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.