The Kolkata Metro Railway has decided to run 216 services from 7 am to 10.30 pm on December 25 to regulate crowd.

The metro services will be available every seven minutes during the morning and evening peak hours.

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According to metro sources, e-passes will not be required for senior citizens, women, and children below 15 years on the day of Christmas. However, other passengers will have to show the e-pass between 3 pm and 8 pm on that day.

The metro service from Dum Dum and Kavi Subhash stations will start at 7 am and from Noapara at 7.09 am. The last train will leave Kavi Subhash and Dum Dum stations at 9.30 pm and from Noapara at 9.25 pm.

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Meanwhile, the Metro Railway will conduct trial of its newly-constructed Noapara-Dakshineswar section today (December 23).

The country's first underground railway extends from Noapara to Kavi Subhash station on the busy north-south axis of the city over a length of 27.22 km, with 15.70 km of underground section.