With the extension of the north-south line of Kolkata’s Metro Railway, travelling between the guts of the town and the suburban cities to the north of the town turns into sooner and cozy. The stretch of the Metro Rail which ran from Kavi Subhas station (New Garia, within the south) to Dumdum and Noapara (within the north) has now been prolonged until Dakshineswar. The prolonged route, which incorporates two new stations after Noapara – Baranagar and Dakshineswar – is scheduled to go operational from Tuesday, February 23, in line with the railway authorities.
Pilgrims and guests wanting to go to the well-known Kali temple of Dakshineswar (established in 1855 by Rani Rashmoni and related to the reminiscence of Ramakrishna Paramahansa) can even profit from this extension. Earlier, it was attainable to achieve the temple by highway and ferry.
The Dakshineswar Metro Station is about 300 metres from the temple advanced. The metro station is situated adjoining to the Dakshineswar Rail station of the Indian Railways (IR). There’s a skywalk connecting the IR station to the temple advanced.
Word, for now, solely selective metro trains between 7am and 9.30pm will run between Kavi Subhas and Dakshineswar and vice versa. In response to the Indian Railways, it should take round 62 minutes to achieve Dakshineswar station from Kavi Subhas station and 32 minutes from Esplanade station of the Metro Railway.
However, it’s advisable to examine the timings as disruptions within the preliminary few days can’t be dominated out. Additionally notice, solely Sensible Playing cards are allowed for travelling on the metro; the difficulty of day by day tickets is but to start out.