With the extension of the north-south line of Kolkata’s Metro Railway, travelling between the heart of the city and the suburban towns to the north of the city becomes faster and comfortable. The stretch of the Metro Rail which ran from Kavi Subhas station (New Garia, in the south) to Dumdum and Noapara (in the north) has now been extended till Dakshineswar. The extended route, which includes two new stations after Noapara – Baranagar and Dakshineswar – is scheduled to go operational from Tuesday, February 23, according to the railway authorities.
Pilgrims and visitors wanting to visit the famous Kali temple of Dakshineswar (established in 1855 by Rani Rashmoni and associated with the memory of Ramakrishna Paramahansa) will also benefit from this extension. Earlier, it was possible to reach the temple by road and ferry.