The City Diary 29-06-2011

East-West Metro gets new boss Airport strike Deb petition Robbery Theft arrest Thumbs Up

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 29.06.11

East-West Metro gets new boss

Subrata Gupta, the managing director of the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation, was on Tuesday appointed managing director of the Calcutta Metro Railway Corporation, which is overseeing the construction of the East-West Metro that will connect Salt Lake and Howrah. The post had been lying vacant for a few months.

Airport strike

Most of the 40-odd drivers of the Airports Authority of India-operated vehicles went on a strike on Tuesday following a clash between groups backed by Trinamul and the Citu. The striking drivers are Citu supporters. Assam governor J.B. Pattanaik had to travel in a passenger coach from the aircraft to the VIP lounge because of the strike. He was on his way from Guwahati to Bhubaneswar.

Deb petition

Former housing minister and Hidco chairman, Gautam Deb, moved the metropolitan magistrate’s court for permission to file a petition requesting the court not to maintain the defamation petition filed against him by Trinamul Congress general secretary Mukul Roy. In his petition, Roy has sought penal action against Deb for allegedly making adverse comments about Trinamul. Roy’s lawyers opposed Deb’s prayer. The matter will be heard on July 12.


Unidentified persons broke open the door of a house in Titagarh and stole jewellery worth Rs 2 lakh. Police suspect the gang had sprayed some gas that made the residents — milk trader Amal Ghosh, wife Kakoli and daughter Priyanka — senseless. No one has been arrested.

Theft arrest

Iqbal Das, 22, was arrested in Panihati on Tuesday for stealing laptops from two south Calcutta homes. Police said Das, a drug addict, stole a laptop each from a house in Jadu Bhattacharjee Lane in Kalighat on May 5 and on Lake Road on June 14. He has been remanded in police custody for seven days.

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