SHRI SUDIP BANDYOPADHYAY (CALCUTTA NORTH WEST): Sir, Circular Railway operates in the city of Calcutta from North to South. It is not an underground project as Metro Railway.
Tremendous traffic hazards cause lives miserable and unbearable in the city of Calcutta. Inspite of such intolerable conditions, people are reluctant to use Circular Railway facilities in the city of Calcutta. The Circular Railway stations are not maintained properly, coaches are dirty, untimely arrival-departure, feelings of insecurity in the minds of the passengers inside the compartments; as it passes through a comparatively lonely area of the city and there is no sale of tickets from different Circular Railway stations.
Circular Railway Project of Calcutta is certainly a viable project and if the Railway Ministry takes appropriate measure, then only it can be saved, otherwise, it will become inoperative soon.
Circular Railway Project is losing its acceptability whereas underground Calcutta Metro Railways have gained tremendous admiration from all sections of the people and the country. The Ministry of Railways should immediately intervene and take all possible necessary steps to develop its infrastructure and see that it runs smoothly and people of Calcutta and its surrounding areas are really benefitted and the traffic congestion of Calcutta is reduced.