Toilets have become storerooms and passageways are extensions of shops. Even the gap between two buildings hasn't been spared. In a marketplace where space spells cash, every available inch finds a buyer.
Subhajoy Roy and Pranab MondalSep 19, 2018 00:00 IST
The Majerhat section of the Joka-Esplanade Metro project will be allowed to resume now that the investigation into the bridge collapse is over, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday while batting for new Metro lines as Calcutta's transport salvation.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday outlined how the fallen Majerhat bridge would be rebuilt, saying her government and the railways would work in tandem throughout to ease the traffic congestion in that part of the city.
Mamata Banerjee iterated on Tuesday that the fire at Bagree Market would not have spread to the upper floors had the traders who operate from there not gobbled up every inch of space inside and indiscriminately stocked inflammable materials.
Sambit Saha, Kinsuk Basu and Debraj MitraSep 19, 2018 00:00 IST
Zilla parishads in Bengal will not build any bridge longer than 50 metres as they lack the infrastructure and expertise to erect and maintain such structures, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday.