The Metro Railway, will run night-long services during Durga Puja from Mahasaptami to Mahanavami and extra services on days preceding the festival, its general manager P C Sharma said Yesterday.
Additional security arrangements will be made to ensure safety of passengers during Durga Puja, he said.
“People from the city and outside come for pandal-hopping during Durga Puja and use the Metro Railway as a convenient and fast transport,” Sharma said.
From Mahasaptami to Mahanabami, Metro will run 224 services between Noapara in the north and Kavi Subhash station in the south from 1.40 pm to 4 am the next day morning.
On pre-puja days, from Chaturthi on 13 October, extra services will run from 8 am to 11.10 pm.
On Bijoya Dashami or Dussehra, 118 services will be run from 1.40 pm to 10 pm. Metro railways general manager, PC Sharma said.
“Around 250 staff and officers will be deployed in each shift for maintaining security at the stations, apart from commando teams at Dum Dum and Kalighat stations.”
He also said that technical staff will be deployed in trains and different station, in order to avoid any technical glitch during the puja days.>