West Bengal  /  Published 20.07.22

Bridge work stops as Ganga rises

Construction work of the second bridge over the Ganga at Farakka has come to halt for the third time in the past three years. This time, work stopped in July first week because of the rise in the wat...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 19.07.22

6-hour jam after Farakka bridge accident

Three persons, including both the drivers of the accident-hit vehicles, were seriously injured and were taken to Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital after their rescue by cops. The police also h...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore

News  /  Published 18.07.22

Kolkatans demand resumption of trams from Belgachhia

A group of Kolkatans demonstrated outside the Belgachhia tram depot on Sunday demanding the state government reopen the tram routes from the depot once the Tallah bridge is ready. They said they fear...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 17.07.22

Alipore bridge closed to traffic

Traffic movement on Alipore bridge, also known as Dhana Dhanya Setu, will remain closed from 10am to 1pm on Sunday for a “concrete core test” of the structure, police said. Vehicles heade...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

News  /  Published 14.07.22

Experts say overbridge in Chitpore is ‘beyond repair’

This railway overbridge is different from the Chitpore bridge that was built in 1843 and stands over the circular canal. Senior officials in the urban development department said a meeting was recent...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata


News  /  Published 13.07.22

Kolkata police chalk traffic diversion plan for Chitpore bridge

Buses and heavy vehicles using the Chitpore bridge in the north are being diverted through adjoining roads to lessen the load on the structure, which spans across the Chitpore railway yard. Police sa...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 11.07.22

State plans Sagar Island bridge

The Bengal government is contemplating a proposal to construct a four-lane bridge over the Muriganga river to connect Sagar Island with Kakdwip on the mainland using the Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM). U...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Places  /  Published 05.07.22

A bus-and-ferry journey from Kolkata to Dhaka — before the Padma Bridge

The ferry ride took almost an hour on the water, and another hour each for loading and unloading of passengers and cargo. The new Padma bridge will definitely save valuable hours on this route, but i...
By Rangan Datta

Culture  /  Published 03.07.22

The bridge that’s going too far

If things go according to plan, I will be this year’s Durga Puja gift to Calcuttans. I, as in your Tallah Bridge, the key connection bet ween the north and the south of this city. Ever since I w...
By Paromita Sen


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