Calcutta  /  Published 09.07.21

The bus route conundrum

Some routes have buses galore but they are going empty while others have too few buses, and passengers are travelling packed like sardines...
By Brinda Sarkar and Showli Chakraborty in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 06.07.21

Bus owners hike fares to start service

A ride from Baguiati to Ultadanga could cost Rs 12, instead of Rs 7 and a trip from MG Road to Howrah station will cost Rs 10, instead of Rs 7...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.07.21

Minibus, 2 school buses gutted

Police said they were not sure whether someone torched the vehicles or an electrical short-circuit caused the fire...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.07.21

Buses don’t budge amid crowd curb, diesel price

Private bus service across the state resumed on Thursday following the state govt’s easing of Covid restrictions ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty, Subhasish Chaudhuri in Bolpur(Birbhum), Krishnanagar

Calcutta  /  Published 02.07.21

Fare double standard on auto and bus in Calcutta

3-wheelers jack up rates and are out in strength; forced to charge the same, buses stay off roads...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 01.07.21

‘We understand owners’ woes’: Firhad Hakim

According to senior officials of the transport department, a committee had been set up to look into the demands of tariff revision by private bus and minibus operators...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.06.21

Bus owners want to fix their fares

The state government has decided to partially lift the ban on public transport by allowing them to run with 50 per cent passenger capacity from July 1...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 13.05.21

Dhanbad: bus ban despair for drivers

Suspension of operations affects over 2000 in Dhanbad ...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Calcutta  /  Published 07.05.21

Crowd at bus stands keeps growing

The number of buses was much less than usual and people jostled for space as one turned up, flouting social distancing norms...
By Pradip Sanyal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 07.04.21

Govt raises poll vehicle rate

The operators had threatened to withdraw their services unless the rates were revised...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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