In a sparsely occupied coach of the first train that left Sector V station at 8am, the man knelt down on the floor of the coach in front of her woman partner who was seated and proposed her with a rose to make the most of the inaugural service on the lovers’ day.
The Kolkata Metro shared a photo of the man proposing her in the near empty coach in its Facebook page, which got nearly 3,000 likes and 615 shares by Friday evening.
It is selfie time for the passengers on their debut ride in the East West Metro today, on the 14th of Feb’2020 https://t.co/kJMKBfIvof
— METRO RAIL KOLKATA (@metrorailwaykol) 1581670332000
The first phase of the East-West Metro corridor, connecting Sector V with Salt Lake Stadium in the city, was inaugurated on Thursday by Union railway minister Piyush Goyal.
East West corridor is Kolkata’s second metro line which began its service 36 years after the country’s first underground connectivity system came into being in the city.
The entire stretch of 16.5km of the East-West Metro corridor, from Sector 5 to Howrah Maidan, is likely to be completed in another two years, Goyal said while inaugurating the 4.88km long first phase.
The first phase covers Sector V, Karunamoyee, Central Park, City Centre, Bengal Chemical and Salt Lake Stadium stations.
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