On 24th October, Kolkata Metro Railway completed its 35th glorious year to the service of the nation. On this day, 35 years ago, in the year 1984, the first Metro of the country started its first commercial service from Esplanade to Bhowanipur (now Netaji Bhavan). The first train consisted of 4 coaches only.
To commemorate this historical event, a function was organised at Kalighat Metro station where Shri Suneet Sharma, General Manager, Metro Railway other senior officers, staff and commuters were present.
Shri Sharma in his speech thanked the Metro officers and staff for their contribution in making Kolkata Metro the “Lifeline of the City” and urged the Metromen to work with more dedication in sustaining the glorious image of Metro. He also thanked the Metro commuters for their co-operation and hoped it would continue in the coming days to enable Metro to grow further.
Shri S.K.Sil, Driving Motorman, Shri T.K.Nath, Conducting Motorman of the first Metro and Shri A.K.Satpati, Station Master, Esplanade, who were on-duty on that historical day recalled their experience of the maiden run. Shri Nath narrated the keenness of thousands of people who were waiting for a long time to ride Metro on that day.
As part of this celebration a musical programme and Nukkad Natak were organised as part of public awareness campaign. Commuters also voluntarily participated in this celebration.
Source: Metro Railway Kolkata