Brief notes on India’s First Metro Railway


Distance between rails is 1.67 metres or 5’6″ Distance between rails is 1.00 metre Distance between rails is 0.762 metre or 2’6″ Headquarter of the Railway Service Commission : Allahabad.

Railway Staff College:

Vadodara (Baroda).


India’s First Metro Railway:

With the opening of the Metro Railways in Kolkata on October 24, 1984, India became the fifth country in Asia and the 82nd in the world, to possess the prestigious Underground Railways System. Metro rail facilities were made available to passengers commuting from Dum Dum to Belgachia in the north and from Esplanade to Bhawanipur in the south in November 1984. On April 28, 1986, Esplanade-Bhawanipur section was extended by another 4.0 km. upto Tollyganj, the southern terminus.

With this, about 10 kms length out of the total route length of 16.43 kms. of the Kolkata Metro came under commercial operation in two stretches, Esplanade-Tollyganj (8 kms) and Dum Dum-Belgachia (2 kms). It has 17 stations including the Terminals at Dum Dum and Tollyganj. While the two terminals, viz., Dum Dum and Tollyganj are on the surface, the remaining 15 stations will be underground.

Pride of the Nation – DELHI METRO:


The much-awaited Delhi Metro train was flagged off by the then PM, Mr. A.B. Vajpayee on December 24, 2002 covering the 8.3 km stretch touching six stations from Shahdara to Tis Hazari. It is rapidly expanding now and has become a world-class metro.

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