West Bengal  /  Published 20.02.20

East-West Metro: cracks in houses marked

The East-West Metro authorities marked cracks on some of the buildings in Chaitan Sen Lane in Bowbazar on Thursday so that new ones can be identified if they develop when the tunnel-boring machine mov...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.11.19

Tunnel-boring machine makes a move

A tunnel-boring machine of East-West Metro that had been lying idle under Nirmal Chunder Street has moved for the first time since the project came to a halt following a subsidence in Bowbazar on Augu...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bowbazar

West Bengal  /  Published 02.10.19

Hunt on for suitable new homes

Several residents of houses “beyond repair” in Bowbazar have turned down offers from the East-West Metro authorities to shift to new rented apartments citing reasons such as inconvenient location ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.19

Denizens of Calcutta's Bowbazar count their losses

I was in central Calcutta’s Bowbazar area five days after 52 houses in the neighbourhood came crashing down because of the troubled East-West Metro tunnel boring operation. “Just imagine,” says ...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 27.09.19

Tales of hope & despair in Bowbazar

Durga Pituri Lane in Bowbazar was a picture of contrasts on Thursday.Paritosh Kar was ecstatic as he stepped into his jewellery workshop after 27 days, while Ananta Das who lived six buildings away in...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.09.19

Weeks’ wait for some in Bowbazar

Demolition of crumbling buildings in Bowbazar has gained momentum because excavators and trucks are finally entering the narrow lanes, said John Endicott, the British engineer who is supervising repai...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 24.09.19

Struggle to find place for Devi in Bowbazar

Residents of a subsidence-hit neighbourhood in Bowbazar are struggling to keep their festive tradition alive and organise their Durga puja that started 58 years ago.The site of the pandal now under ru...
By Kinsuk Basu in Bowbazar

West Bengal  /  Published 23.09.19

Residents of 14 buildings can return home: Metro

By Subhajoy Roy and Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.09.19

Bowbazar traders turn down Puja advance offer

The 100-odd traders who had their workshops in subsidence-hit Bowbazar lanes have refused to accept the Rs 50,000 that the East-West Metro authorities have offered ahead of the Puja as part of their c...
By Kinsuk Basu in Bowbazar

West Bengal  /  Published 18.09.19

Stay on Metro work extended till November 8

A Calcutta High Court division bench on Tuesday extended the order restraining the resumption of East-West Metro’s tunnel-boring work in the Bowbazar area till November 8.The division bench of Chief...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta


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