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Old March 18th, 2013, 02:15 AM   #61
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At which frequency do the circular trains run?
Thank you for your interest, micro.

During peak hours in the morning and evening, the circular trains run every 2 to 3 minutes, and between 3 to 15 minutes during non-peak hours.

Circular trains run from 5 AM to past 10 PM.
There are timetable books you can purchase at the stations for a very nominal price.

Please refer below for some of the Circular rail timetables:

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Old March 18th, 2013, 08:18 PM   #62
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Is it called circular because it encircles the city?
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Old March 18th, 2013, 08:40 PM   #63
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Is it called circular because it encircles the city?
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Old March 24th, 2013, 07:50 PM   #64
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Kolkata Metro: Phase II (E-W Corridor and N-S Corridor)

Kolkata Metro construction commenced for Phase II (East - West Corridor) in 2009:
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Kolkata Metro construction was well underway for Phase II (elevated North - South Corridor) in 2009; the roof would be ribbed glass and its workmanship was U/C:

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NS elevated metro station

the station looks huge, much bigger than the delhi metro stations..
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Old March 24th, 2013, 07:59 PM   #65
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Phase II of North - South Corridor commenced operation in 2009

Phase II of the elevated North - South Corridor of Kolkata Metro had commenced operation by August 2009.

The new line and its Metro stations:

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Old March 24th, 2013, 08:07 PM   #66
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Now there are newer rakes; older pictures from August 2009:


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Old March 24th, 2013, 08:12 PM   #67
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Phase II: E-W Corridor U/C (September 2009):

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Workers busy constructing EW Mtero. Photos taken today









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Old March 24th, 2013, 08:17 PM   #68
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The pedestrian underpass at Sealdah rail station (Oct '09)-

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Old March 24th, 2013, 08:19 PM   #69
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October 2009:
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Old March 24th, 2013, 08:34 PM   #70
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E-W Corridor U/C: December 2009-

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East-West metro progress










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East West metro work








View from Kolkata City bus (KMTC):

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KMRC w-i-p along e.m. bypass
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Pillars in a row
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Old March 24th, 2013, 08:58 PM   #71
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Map of the intertwined underground Kolkata Metro and the at-grade Circular Rail:


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On this map, it looks like the section Prinsep Ghat - Kidderpore - Remount Road - Majherhat is still under construction. So when will the circle be completed?
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Old March 24th, 2013, 09:07 PM   #72
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December '09: one of the 30-year-old Line 1 Phase I Metro Stations; they've undergone an makeover since then-
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Old March 24th, 2013, 09:35 PM   #73
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On this map, it looks like the section Prinsep Ghat - Kidderpore - Remount Road - Majherhat is still under construction. So when will the circle be completed?
Nice reading your post. You've undoubtedly perused the map to some detail.
You're correct, this map has made this error.
Thank you for pointing it out!

The Prinsep Ghat - Kidderpore - Remount Road - Majerhat section has been operating for the past 30 years. This stretch runs entirely on railway land, except for a few sections parallel to River Hooghly (Bengali name for River Ganges in Kolkata).
This stretch is captured in the following You Tube video; at a few sections such as at 8:39, the rail line is beside the river:

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Old March 24th, 2013, 09:39 PM   #74
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E-W Corridor of Kolkata Metro: both underground and elevated sections

January 2010 updates on East-West Corridor of Kolkata Metro: both underground and elevated sections-
Initial stage of site prep here-

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This is only place(In btween Central Park - City Center) where we don't see any pillars work yet.

Btw, I have observed that simplex is working on few pillar works in few places. Any idea why simplex is involved here? I know that simplex is working with kmrc regarding the water supply line but have no idea about the pillar work..





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EW metro construction near Wipro crossing
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The second Metro link to the International Airport was approved in January 2010-

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All tracks lead to airport
A STAFF REPORTER
The state government has proposed a second Metro rail connection for Calcutta airport within a month of the first one receiving Delhi’s nod.

If the project report drafted by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is approved, a new set of tracks will take off from where the under-construction East-West Metro corridor ends in Salt Lake and meet the northern extension of the city’s transport lifeline at Biman Bandar station.

The state government’s decision to extend the East-West link — meant to connect Sector V to Howrah — comes close on the heels of the Railway Board approving the proposal to convert the ill-conceived airport-Dum Dum Cantonment suburban rail route into a Metro extension.

“A detailed project report has been prepared with a financial estimate of Rs 700 crore. The final decision on the project will be taken soon,” Sumantra Chowdhury, the principal secretary of the transport department, said on Thursday.

The proposed Salt Lake-airport Metro route will be 6km long, most of it elevated. The tracks will go over the Kestopur canal and reach the Kaikhali crossing, from where they will run along VIP Road.

The project already sanctioned by the Railway Board will cost less — Rs 300 crore — because some of the existing infrastructure has been integrated into the plan. The suburban rail-turned-Metro link will extend till Noapara, where a new station is to be built.

A walkalator — similar to the escalator except that it covers horizontal instead of vertical distance — will be installed from Biman Bandar station to the new integrated airport terminal to spare passengers the trouble of walking some distance with luggage.

“We hope the extension of the East-West corridor will be a welcome addition to what has been already approved. The idea is to make the commute to the airport as smooth and fast as possible,” said Chowdhury.

The annual passenger handling capacity of the two airport terminals is six million. Once the integrated building becomes operational sometime in 2011, it will jump to 20 million. “As of now, 6,000 private cars and taxis visit the airport daily. The number could go up to 24,000 after the modernisation project is complete. The pressure on roads will increase rapidly, which is why the state government, the airport authorities and the railway ministry are planning new train links and flyovers,” an official said.

According to airport sources, the secondary runway extension project will be completed by March.

The 2,869-metre secondary runway is being extended by another 400 metres on the Kaikhali side.

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Photos of Rabindra Sadan Metro Station and others of Line 1 Phase I (pictures taken Jan '10):

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One of the metro stations out side look

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Rabindra Sadan Metro Station.....
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Old March 24th, 2013, 10:22 PM   #76
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Feb. '10 photo update on Line 2 Phase I (E-W)

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EW Metro update - precast segments joined to form the superstructure - near Bidhan Nagar college
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At a maximum fare of Rs. 14 (US$ 0.27 or 27 cents), Kolkata Metro is quite likely the world's least expensive Metro rail.
Feb. '10 pictures of Line 1 (Phase I & II):

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Old March 24th, 2013, 10:28 PM   #77
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More pics of 30-year-old Line 1 (Feb. 2010):

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Old March 24th, 2013, 10:47 PM   #78
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A perspective of the existing Metro, the E-W Metro that's U/C and the various extensions beyond Kolkata City, into Kolkata's greater urban area:

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Old March 24th, 2013, 10:50 PM   #79
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Pranab Nagar elevated Metro Station U/C (March 2010):

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Kolkata Metro - station on EM Bypass - not open to public yet

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Old March 24th, 2013, 10:55 PM   #80
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Phase II Line 1 elevated Metro station (Mar. '10):

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The Underwater Metro Project:

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