The prime minister added that the metro railway extension will ensure easier and faster connectivity between the city's Kalighat Temple and the Dakshineswar Kali Temple.
The prime minister is also scheduled to hold a public meeting at Dunlop Maidan in Hooghly.
The metro will also increase the frequency of its weekday services on the North-South Line from 228 to 240, the official said.
Senior citizens, ladies and children below 15 years, will not be required to produce e-passes throughout the day.
During the rescue operation, the authorities ran truncated services in both up and down directions from Maidan to Kavi Subhash stations
Joshi also said special services haven't been scheduled this year, in view of the Calcutta High Court's directions that sought to avoid public gatherings outside pandals, amid the surge in COVID-19 ca
Epidemiologists have warned of an exponential increase in the number of COVID cases in the city and also in other parts of the state following the Durga Puja.
The total route length of the project is 16.6 km consisting of 12 stations, Goyal said, briefing reporters on the Cabinet decision.
Goyal also said the entire stretch of the corridor, connecting Sector-V and Howrah Maidan, is likely to be completed by December 2021.
Passengers were happy to be back on the Metro premises after March 23, when regular services were suspended to stem the spread of coronavirus infection.
The examinees and their guardians were allowed inside the stations upon showing the admit cards to police personnel posted at the entry gates.
The Metro Railway has decided to allow a maximum 400 passengers at a time in its trains to avoid crowding and to maintain COVID-related norms.
The Metro Railway asked the passengers to use their smart cards only for using the services and they will have to download the Arogya Setu App on their smartphones
As per the plan, candidates along with guardians will be allowed to board the trains on showing their admit cards.