On the same day, the spokesperson of Kolkata Metro said that the Union Home Ministry will issue guidelines for the operation of the metro. We are waiting for him.
The Kolkata Metro has not confirmed that the Kolkata Metro service will start from September 8. After receiving the clearance from Nabanna on Monday, Metro spokesperson Indrani Bandyopadhyay said the day-to-day announcement would be possible only after the Home Ministry’s guidelines in this regard come out.
The state government on Monday issued a notification stating that there will be a complete lockdown on September 7, 11 and 12 as announced earlier. As a result, even though there is a clearance from the center, the possibility of starting metro service from September 8 has been ruled out. But will the metro be launched from September 8? Speculation about this started in the public mind.
On the same day, the spokesperson of Kolkata Metro said that the Union Home Ministry will issue guidelines for the operation of the metro. We are waiting for him. When that guideline comes, the officials will first decide how to run the metro according to the safety rules. After that it will be decided exactly how many services will be run every day. In that case, there is a great possibility of changing the time of the first and last metro. Only when all those are finalized will the day of running the metro be announced.
Indrani Devi also said that for the time being, it is not possible to travel in the metro by buying tokens. Only smart card holders can get on the metro. Smartcards can be purchased from Metro counters. Those cards can be recharged online or over the counter. But Kolkata Metro will not return to Token until the situation is normal.