October 13, 2018
‘Hop hop service’ for Durga Puja pandal hopping begins today
The State Transport Department has created a one-ticket plan for Durga Puja revellers in Kolkata. It is called Hop Hop Service.
The tickets would be available at government bus and tram depots. The service would start from today of Chaturthi and continue till Nabami.
According to the plan, a single ticket of Rs 100 will enable a person to board buses, trams and vessels for the whole day. The service can be availed from 12 PM till midnight.
For this special single-ticket service, Kolkata has been divided into several routes. There would be at least 10 buses on each route, both AC and non-AC, every 10 minutes. One would be able to just hop on and off any place one likes to.
Vessels would be part of the service too. The ferry service will be available from Baghbazar and other jetties to Belur Math.
This year, the Metro Railway too has decided to run special trains services from Chaturthi instead of Saptami, given the rush for pandal hopping.