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Kolkata Metro to have auto smart card recharging machines

Kolkata: The Kolkata Metro Thursday announced its plans to install automatic smart card recharging machines across all its 23 stations by the end of this year.

Beginning with five stations spread over a 3.4 km stretch in 1984, the Kolkata Metro now connects 23 stations on a line stretching 25.13 km. Jayanta Shaw/Reuters

After the success of the automatic smart card recharging machine at the Park Street Metro station, Kolkata Metro — the only Metro railway which is owned by the Indian Railways — extended the facility to Mahanayak Uttam Kumar (Tollygunge) Metro station.

"Since the system has become very popular with the passengers, it has been decided to install a total of 27 automatic smart card recharging machines over 23 stations of Metro Railway by the end of this year," said a statement issued by the Kolkata Metro Railway.

Beginning with five stations spread over a 3.4 km stretch in 1984, the Kolkata Metro now connects 23 stations on a line stretching 25.13 km.

IANS