Bridge Collapse
Calcutta  /  Published 24.07.20

Dhakuria flyover to be shut till Monday 6am

The Dhakuria flyover will be shut from 10pm on Friday to 6am on Monday for a load test, police said. Built in 1963, the 380m-long bridge without piers has been under the scanner since the collapse of...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 08.10.18

Déjà vu: a city's symptom of grave illness

Déjà vu, when recurrent, is a symptom of grave illness. Nowhere is this more evident than in West Bengal. After a fire engulfed a private hospital in Calcutta killing about 90 people in 2011, anothe...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 13.09.18

Festive gifts in the wake of disaster

By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.19

South Calcutta water alert on June 12

Large parts of south Calcutta will not receive filtered water on June 12 because the Calcutta Municipal Corporation will shift a water supply pipeline for the piling work of the proposed Majerhat brid...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 29.12.19

Bridge falls on highway

The south-western belt of Mizoram was cut off from rest of the state after part of a Bailey bridge over the Phairuang river collapsed on National Highway 302 which links south Mizoram’s Lunglei town...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

West Bengal  /  Published 10.01.19

On test: Bengal bridge closed in 1985

A barricaded British-era iron bridge in Murshidabad declared hazardous by the PWD in 1985 has been brought back into use amid questions on whether local authorities are turning a blind eye. The bridge...
By Alamgir Hossain in Jangipur

West Bengal  /  Published 16.11.19

Calcutta bridges are falling down, falling down

Safe to say that when Mamata Banerjee won the historic Bengal elections of 2011 and promised to turn Calcutta into London, she did not mean to make real olden rhymes of falling bridges, et al. And yet...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 01.12.18

Majerhat bridge width cut for Metro

The Bengal government and the railways on Saturday reached a consensus on reducing the width of the proposed Majerhat bridge by 1.5m.The move will prevent further compromise of the width of the platfo...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.03.19

Bitumen peel-off to save bridge in Calcutta

Layers of bitumen will be scraped off the surface of Tallah bridge after a preliminary survey by the PWD revealed that they may be compromising on the load-bearing capacity of the structure.Patchwork...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.03.19

Bridge FIR names BMC

Police have lodged an FIR, with the provision to add names later, blaming the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation for Thursday’s collapse of the Himalaya foot overbridge near the Chhatrapati Shivaji ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai


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