Calcutta  /  Published 03.12.20

Bengal CM inaugurates Majerhat bridge

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday inaugurated the four-lane Majerhat bridge, which had collapsed over two years ago, and claimed that the project got delayed by nine months as the...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 02.12.20

Majerhat bridge to be named Jai Hind

The Majerhat bridge, which will be opened to traffic on December 3, will be named Jai Hind Bridge as a tribute to Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birthanniversary, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.11.20

Majerhat bridge likely to open on December 3

The Majerhat bridge will be thrown open to traffic within the first few days of December, senior officials in Nabanna said. Though a formal announcement is awaited, several state government officials...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.11.20

Suvendu’s post goes to his critic Kalyan

The Bengal government on Thursday appointed Serampore MP Kalyan Banerjee as the chairman of the Hooghly River Bridge Commission (HRBC) in place of state transport minister Suvendu Adhikari who is appa...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.11.20

CM blames railway for bridge delay

The Majerhat bridge could have been inaugurated nine months ago had the railway not delayed providing the necessary permission, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday. “We have been me...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 26.11.20

Majerhat bridge clears test, 'use-ready'

The newly-built Majerhat bridge, which has replaced the one that collapsed in September 2018, has cleared a “load test” and design consultants have certified that the structure is “r...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 20.11.20

Bus catches fire on Howrah bridge

A minibus on the Howrah-Harinavi route caught fire near pillar No. 17 of the Howrah bridge around 5.20pm, police said. The driver spotted thick fumes coming out of the engine and asked passengers to ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.11.20

Majerhat bridge to be operational soon

The load test of the Majerhat bridge started on Monday and will continue till Friday, marking the final stage for opening a vital link in south Calcutta a little over two years since a portion of it h...
By Kinsuk Basu in Majerhat

Calcutta  /  Published 10.11.20

Joint inspection of Majerhat bridge

A team of railway officials headed by the chief bridge engineer inspected the Majerhat bridge along with their counterparts from the PWD on Monday to ascertain whether the structure has been built acc...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.11.20

Majerhat bridge in final stages

“Only 40 per cent of the total load-bearing capacity of each of the cables will be utilised for the Majerhat bridge,” the PWD official said. “So, there is no threat even if there is ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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