Ferry Affair

Kolkata is known for its variety of culture. Apart from being a metro city, it also consists of people of all genres and from all aspects of life. The city of joy is not only for the rich, it belongs to people of all classes.

Apart from people with private vehicles, the majority of the city travels in public transport. While the most commonly used public vehicles are the metro, buses, local trains, auto rickshaws etc; the ‘Ferry’ remains the preferred mode of transport for thousands who come to Kolkata from distant places.

Services for this forgotten mode of transport start as early as 5.30 a.m. in the outskirts and at 6.30 to 7 a.m. in the city. The ferry service helps connect various parts of the city while the service closes by 8pm.

The most common ferry route connects Howrah station to Kolkata, where people from outskirts come for work by trains. The fares vary according to the distance travelled and the cost of travel is kept at a bare minimum by the West Bengal Municipal Corporation.

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