Bowbazar Subsidence
News  /  Published 15.07.22

Scan on Durga Pituri Lane buildings that cracked, KMRC wary of tunneling

Engineers from the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC), implementing agency of East-West Metro, have started monitoring the condition of crack-riddled buildings and those near them in the subsidence...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 12.07.22

Kolkata has to wait another year for Sealdah-Esplanade link to be complete

Metro services were disrupted for close to an hour on Monday afternoon after a woman jumped in front of a train at Girish Park station. She was declared dead by doctors at the hospital. “The d...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

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 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

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 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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