Biswa Bangla Gate
News  /  Published 21.01.22

Smart bench with solar-powered USB charging points near Biswa Bangla Gate

If your phone runs out of charge while sipping a cuppa at Unbox Park, all you need to do to cross over to the island facing the ticket counter of Biswa Bangla Gate. A smart bench has been installed th...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 11.12.21

EM Bypass-New Town flyover plan spares core East Kolkata Wetlands area

Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) has drawn up a new project report for a proposed flyover connecting EM Bypass and New Town’s Biswa Bangla gate.  The flyover proposal prom...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 03.12.21

Second leg of Biswa Bangla Gate underpass now in use in New Town

The Biswa Bangla Gate crossing subways are equipped with two-way escalators as well as stairs and they have beautiful artwork on the walls. “The theme of the first underpass was old and new Kolk...
By The Telegraph in Salt Lake

Places  /  Published 25.11.21

New Town: Why the Kolkata township is perfect to pedal through

Given the highway-esque roads of New Town, a drive through the area usually involves zooming towards your destination without taking in much of your surroundings. However, even a 20-minute cycle-ride ...
By Vedant Karia

Places  /  Published 27.08.21

City monuments on New Town’s subway wall

The final work goes beyond monuments to include familiar Kolkata motifs like the yellow taxi and tram as also culinary icons hilsa and prawn. The other side of the wall is left bare as Hidco plans to...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake


Calcutta  /  Published 20.08.21

Tender for wetlands flyover consultant

The CMDA has started the process of hiring a consultant who will prepare a report on the possible impact of a proposed flyover on the ecologically fragile East Calcutta Wetlands. A tender inviting ap...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 18.06.21

Jamai draw on first day of longer hours

With fear of Covid looming, Jamai Sashthi wasn’t celebrated with as much pomp as in other years. Restaurants were allowed to start the dine-in service from the same day — from noon to 8pm ...
By Brinda Sarkar and Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 12.03.21

Weekend open-deck bus tour for Newtown

An open-deck bus service has been started in New Town to take people on a tour of the township’s attractions. Run by the tourism department in association with Hidco, the tour will be offered i...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 05.02.21

Street for pedestrians only

The bigger story The design contest was a part of the Streets for People Challenge that again is under the Smart Cities Mission of the ministry of housing and urban affairs. The aim, according to the...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 29.01.21

This Month, That Year

1978: South Korean actress Choi Eun-hee attends a meeting in Hong Kong to discuss an upcoming film project but is abducted instead. The kidnap is staged by Kim Jong-il, who later becomes the dictator ...
By Our Bureau in Salt Lake


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