CALCULATE YOUR NEW KOLKATA METRO FARE

By bappaditya paul 

How to calculate your new Metro fare that is coming into effect from 18 October?

Metro Railway has divided the entire route into six slabs: Rs 5 (0-2 km), Rs 10 (2-6 km), Rs 15 (6-12 km), Rs 20 (12-21 km), Rs 25 (21-30 km) and Rs 30 (30-40 km).

Now add the distance between two stations that you travel and find out in which slab it falls. For example, from Dum Dum to Esplanade, the distance is 8.804 km, and hence it will fall in the 6-12 km slab; the fare will be Rs 15.

STATION

DISTANCE

BETWEEN STATIONS

Noapara

Originating Point

Dum Dum

2.091 km

Belgachia

2.15 km

Shyambazar

1.62 km

Shovabazar Sutanuti

0.928 km

Girish Park

1.001 km

Mahatma Gandhi Road

0.766 km

Central

1.037 km

Chandni Chowk

0.597 km

Esplanade

0.705 km

Park Street

0.805 km

Maidan

0.727 km

Rabindra Sadan

1.016 km

Netaji Bhawan

0.848 km

Jatin Das Park

1.033 km

Kalighat

0.621 km

Rabindra Sarovar

1.243 km

Mahanayak Uttam Kumar (Tollygunge)

1.344 km

Netaji (Kudghat)

1.814 km

Masterda Surya Sen (Bansdroni)

1.722 km

Gitanjali (Naktala)

1.053 km

Kavi Nazrul (Garia Bazar)

1.245 km

Shahid Khudiram (Dhalai Bridge)

1.275 km

Kavi Subhash (New Garia)

1.576 km

TOTAL DISTANCE

27.217 km

*ADDED LATER: Following passenger outrage, Metro Railway  introduced revised fare from 7 November instead of 18 October as was originally plannd. Also they reworked the hike facilitating some relief to commuters. Read a 7 November 2013 post for details.

(The author is on the staff of The Statesman, India.)

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