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Kolkata Metro may add location name to stations

Tuesday - Nov 27, 2012, 10:54am (GMT+5.5)
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Kolkata - Stating that the naming of some Kolkata Metro railway stations after icons has created problems for commuters, Minister of State for Railways Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Monday proposed insertion of locality names beside those of the stations.

"Kolkata is a cosmopolitan city and everybody may not be aware about Uttam Kumar or Kavi Subhas. It is a big problem especially for people coming from outside the state," Chowdhury said here at a railway function.

Under the then railway minister Mamata Banerjee, the newly created stations in the North-South Metro corridor were named after renowned persons. The Tollygunge station, for example, was renamed after Bengali cine icon Uttam Kumar.

Banerjee had also proposed names for stations of the upcoming East-West Metro corridor after eminent personalities.

"The names (of the stations) do not tell about the locality. So what is the harm if the name of the locality is inserted beside the names? I have given a proposal for the same and hope this would not inconvenience anybody," said Chowdhury, a known Banerjee baiter.

The minister also rued the lack of development of the railways in comparison to the growing population, but said he was working towards improving the services which are the essence of the railways.

Chowdhury, who inaugurated the "New Garia Halt station" of the Eastern Railway, said the station could be used as an interface between the Eastern and the Metro Railway.





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