Bridge Collapse
Calcutta  /  Published 03.02.21

Parama flyover repair from today

The road surface of the Parama flyover will be repaired over the next 10 days. Engineers from the urban development department, which will supervise the project, said repairs on the EM Bypass-bound fl...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 28.12.20

Majerhat canal to be restored

A stretch of a canal that had been blocked to build the Majerhat bridge will be restored by the middle of January, government and Calcutta Municipal Corporation engineers said. raising hopes that Kidd...
By Subhajoy Roy 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 05.11.20

Majerhat bridge in final stages

The work of laying bitumen on the Majerhat bridge will be completed by this week setting the stage for load tests, the final step before it is thrown open, PWD officials have said. The work of painti...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.10.20

15 Bengal bridges on priority list

The Mamata Banerjee government has identified 15 bridges which need to be replaced urgently across Bengal after it shortlisted 400 bridges that are in distress following a statewide health audit of 1,...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 02.10.20

Repairs on six bridges after Durga Puja

Five bridges on Calcutta’s northern outskirts and the Belgachhia bridge near RG Kar hospital will be repaired after Durga Puja. The PWD maintains all the bridges. A recent health check on the b...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.09.20

Raze Vivekananda Road flyover: Panel

A committee appointed to decide the fate of the Vivekananda Road flyover has recommended its demolition, government officials said on Tuesday. V.K. Raina, a bridge engineer and the external expert on...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

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

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

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...
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