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News  /  Published 24.06.22

Forty-five days on, goldsmiths of Durga Pituri Lane yet to get information on relief

For several decades, goldsmiths of Bowbazar have preferred to work from an area close to where big jewellery showrooms are located on BB Ganguly Street. Since the disaster in May, almost all the gold...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

Culture  /  Published 19.06.22

The Great Metro Robbery

A bystander, who does not want to be named, says, “Metro Railway has made everyone sign papers that say the residents have got back all their possessions, when actually the furniture and electri...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

News  /  Published 13.06.22

Displaced Bowbazar residents reluctant to one-building plan proposed by KMC

Several residents of Bowbazar's Durga Pituri Lane whose houses have been pulled down or identified as “severely damaged” following the East-West Metro tunnel disaster on May 11, said t...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 12.06.22

Mayor offer for Bowbazar residents

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation will propose to Durga Pituri Lane residents whose houses may have to be pulled down that they allow their new homes to be built in one place instead of separately or ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 03.06.22

Experts from Jadavpur University to revisit Durga Pituri Lane for assessment

Kolkata Municipal Corporation had engaged the JU team in the aftermath of the May 11 collapse. On May 24, it submitted a preliminary report identifying nine buildings as “severely damaged&r...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

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News  /  Published 31.05.22

IIT Roorkee team seeks soil sample from Durga Pituri Lane

A team from IIT Roorkee has sought a sample of the underground soil in Bowbazar from the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC), the implementing agency of East-West Metro, to understand the reasons fo...
By Our special correspondent in Kolkata

News  /  Published 30.05.22

Durga Pituri Lane house owners in dark about fate of buildings

The owners of several houses on Durga Pituri Lane in central Kolkata’s Bowbazar, which have been labelled as ‘severely damaged’ by experts from Jadavpur University, said they we...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 29.05.22

Can you spot Doorgachurn Pittoorrey Lane?

They anticipate that at some point in the future, disputes could arise over the valuation of the buildings that have been damaged. Questions of compensation amount would be linked to the age of the st...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

News  /  Published 25.05.22

Jadavpur University team puts ‘severely damaged’ tag on nine houses in Durga Pituri Lane

Nine buildings in Bowbazar have been tagged as “severely damaged” by a team that assessed the stability of buildings in the area affected by subsidence caused by East-West Metro work earli...
By Subhajoy Roy, Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata



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