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Metro Rly reports marked growth since last fiscal

Kolkata: The Metro Railway, Kolkata has increased its earning from ticket selling by almost 4 percent, compared to the previous financial year. On Wednesday, General Manager (GM) of Metro Railway P C Sharma stated that Metro authorities have successfully increased the revenue not only by ticket selling, but from all angles.

On Wednesday, Sharma handed over awards to selected Metro Railway staff members who had rendered their meritorious services in different spheres during 2018-19. He also informed that this year, Esplanade has been declared as the 'Best Kept Station' of the year.

Apart from the earnings, Sharma also stated that keeping the hassle-free commuting of passengers in mind, several aged escalators are being replaced by new ones. Some of the work has already been done, while several others are in the pipeline. Five new escalators will be commissioned shortly in different Metro stations.

"We are committed to provide good service to the commuters and for that we are continuously upgrading the system," said Sharma.

Apart from the infrastructure, Sharma claimed that Metro authorities have taken the security matter very seriously as well. During last year, Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel had intervened and prevented several crimes.

According to his claim, 12 cases of crime against women commuters had been detected and 22 offenders had been detained and handed over to the police last year. RPF personnel at different Metro stations had also saved 20 persons from committing suicide and rescued 37 children who were lost.

He further informed that among the new projects, the piling work of Bimanbandar (Airport) underground yard construction, which is going to be the largest underground yard in India, will be completed this year.

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