Kolkata Bids Adieu To Non-AC Rakes Of India’s First Metro, To Operate With AC Coaches Only

The Kolkata Metro Railway on Sunday, October 24, formally bid farewell to India’s first underground non-AC rakes that have been operational since 1984. While celebrating its 37th Operational Day, a photo exhibition of the railways ‘Down the Memory Lane’ was organized at the Mahanayak Uttam Kumar station.

General Manager of Metro Railways, Manoj Joshi, told ANI “As part of the farewell, we have organised a photo exhibition that will depict the past, present and future of Metro Railway”.

Further speaking on the exhibition, he said that the event is held to offer people an opportunity to experience the moments the city shared with the introduction of Metro Railways that has now become an integral part of people’s lives.

Providing details on Metro Railways expansion in the city, Joshi added, “Several expansion works are underway, and in two to three years, new corridors will start functioning”.

Explaining the rich history of the railways, the General Manager informed that AC rakes were added to the metro railway back in the year 2010. He said, “We had a rich history. Now we want to go for expanding the network so that we can better serve the city”. Joshi then sent off the last non-AC Metro rake ceremonially to Noapara crashed from Mahanayak Uttam Kumar station.

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