For the very first time, Kolkata metro has joined hands with Bandhan Bank to help a brand leverage the Metro’s vast user base through an exclusive medium.

Metro Railway was established in Kolkata in 1984 and has been the backbone of everyday commuters in the city.

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Similarly, Bandhan Bank has been an integral part of the lives of a vast base of loyal and happy customers, built through and extensive branch network in the city.

The coming together of two iconic institutions of the city to leverage each other’s popularity, is surely a landmark event for the city.

In a new development announced today (November 24), Bandhan Bank’s logo will now be seen on smart cards that the Kolkata Metro will issue to commuters.

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Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, Managing Director and CEO of Bandhan Bank, said, “We are privileged to partner Kolkata Metro. Every Kolkata citizen is proud of the metro, which was the first in the country and has been the lifeline of the City of Joy. Bandhan Bank was also born on this soil and is now present across the country. I am sure, the citizens of this city will be happy to know about the coming together of two of their favourite brands. The branding of the smart cards helps us to gain immense visibility and I am happy that Kolkata Metro chose us to be a part of its first-of-its-kind partnership format.”

Manoj Joshi, General Manager, Metro Railway, said, "On behalf of Metro Railway, Kolkata, I extend our best wishes to Bandhan Bank in their endeavours."