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Delhi metro vs Kolkata metro

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No,we are not talking about an India-Pakistan cricket match.

To begin with,let me state that the Delhi metro extension & the Tollygunge-Garia extension are both life savers & highly essential too.

On a recent trip to Delhi,i was fortunate to take a metro ride from Noida sector 15 to Noida sector 18.The journey was comfortable,hassle-free & quite inexpensive as well,which,in the context of Delhi`s transport system is indeed a boon!

Now i shall compare the differences between the two metros(no pun intended)in Kolkata & Delhi.

The Delhi metro trains are swanky,clean & the trains are small,compact & fully air-conditioned. The kolkata metro trains are not too compact & not air conditioned but then u do get a magnificent view of the surroundings if u happen to travel during the daytime.

These superficial differences are not that important,one might argue.

The differences that matter are:The kolkata metro covers a larger route,the delhi metro is limited to a certain area in Noida & East delhi. However,instead of a ticket,a person is issued a token in the Delhi metro,in Kolkata we still use the old-fashioned tickets.

In today`s day & age when we are concerned about saving paper,using recycled paper & generally endorsing the utility of it,it is unquestioned that the tickets we use in the kolkata metro are quite useless.Why don`t we switch over to
tokens instead?Wouldn`t we be doing a favour to the environment & wouldn`t people  then be thanking us?

Also,it`d be better if the trains,in kolkata were air-conditioned .The Tollygunge-Garia stretch is not underground & it is generally discomfiting for the passengers who generally travel long distances.here,one might argue that we would have to pay extra for the tickets .Delhi metro offers us the same facility at no extra cost,why can`t we do the same here as well?

Apart from this,both the Delhi Metro & the Kolkata metro are inarguably useful. Thousands of commuters have benefitted from the metro.The price of the tickets are also quite nominal.

However this practise of naming the stations is quite ridiculous. We are aware that Kolkata has its share of glorified celebrities,but then do we have to be so in your face about the entire thing?Is it not cumbersome that when you buy a ticket u ask for a trip to “Mahanayak Uttam Kumar”station? It is quite ridiculous & unnecessary too.

In a nutshell,although comparsons are odious, one cannot help but compare the two metros.Both are useful,utilitarian & egalitarian.They have been introduced keeping the common people in mind. Kolkata metro has however not had many accidents since its inception but the delhi metro has not been very lucky in this regard.But, differences otwithstanding i enjoyed my ride in the Delhi metro train & will continue to enjoy my rides
in the kolkata”city of joy” metro trains as well.

Delhi metro vs Kolkata metro

No,we are not talking about an India-Pakistan cricket match. 

To begin with,let me state that the Delhi metro extension & the Tollygunge-Garia
extension are both life savers & highly essential too.

On a recent trip to Delhi,i was fortunate to take a metro ride from Noida sector
15 to Noida sector 18.The journey was comfortable,hassle-free & quite
inexpensive as well,which,in the context of Delhi`s
transport system is indeed a boon!

Now i shall compare the differences between the two metros(no pun intended)in
Kolkata & Delhi.

The Delhi metro trains are swanky,clean & the trains are small,compact & fully air-conditioned.
The kolkata metro trains are not too compact & not air conditioned but then u do
get a magnificent view of the surroundings if u happen to travel during
the daytime.

These superficial differences are not that important,one might argue.

The differences that matter are:The kolkata metro covers a larger route,the delhi
metro is limited to a certain area in Noida & East delhi.
However,instead of a ticket,a person is issued a token in the Delhi metro,in
Kolkata we still use the old-fashioned tickets.

In today`s day & age when we are concerned about saving paper,using recycled paper
& generally endorsing the utility of it,it is unquestioned that the tickets
we use in the kolkata metro are quite useless.Why don`t we switch over to
tokens instead?Wouldn`t we be doing a favour to the environment & wouldn`t people
then be thanking us?

Also,it`d be better if the trains,in kolkata were air-conditioned .The Tollygunge-Garia stretch
is not underground & it is generally discomfiting for
the passengers who generally travel long distances.here,one might argue that we
would have to pay extra for the tickets .Delhi metro offers
us the same facility at no extra cost,why can`t we do the same here as well?

Apart from this,both the Delhi Metro & the Kolkata metro are inarguably useful.
Thousands of commuters have benefitted from the metro.The price of the tickets
are also quite nominal.

However this practise of naming the stations is quite ridiculous.
We are aware that Kolkata has its share of glorified celebrities,but then
do we have to be so in your face about the entire thing?Is it not cumbersome
that when you buy a ticket u ask for a trip to "Mahanayak Uttam Kumar"station?
It is quite ridiculous & unnecessary too.

In a nutshell,although comparsons are odious, one cannot help but compare the two
metros.Both are useful,utilitarian & egalitarian.They have been introduced keeping the
common people in mind. Kolkata metro has however not had many accidents since its inception
but the delhi metro has not been very lucky in this regard.But,differences notwithstanding
i enjoyed my ride in the Delhi metro train & will continue to enjoy my rides
in the kolkata"city of joy" metro trains as well.

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