Durga Puja rush: Kolkata Metro records highest-ever footfall

New Delhi [India], Oct 17 (ANI): The Kolkata Metro has recorded the highest-ever footfall of approximately 9.11 lakh passengers on the occasion of Shashti, the seventh day of the Hindu festival of Durga Puja on Tuesday. This was the highest footfall recorded by the Kolkata Metro since its inception. The previous highest was recorded on September 25, this year at 8.78 lakhs. On October 15, the Kolkata Metro ran 300 services to cater the Puja rush. "It is noteworthy that Kolkata Metro has scheduled 224 services on Saptmi, Ashtmi, and Navmi during puja. The Metro services will be available to passengers from 13.40 hrs to 4.00 hrs in the morning. On Dasami, 118 services will be run from 13.40 hrs to 2200 hrs," read an official statement released by the Indian Railways. Anticipating the rush, the railways have also made elaborate security arrangements and deployed medical personnel at the stations, during this festive season. (ANI)
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