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Calcutta Airport
Calcutta  /  Published 15.07.20

Flight talks focus on quarantine agency

The Centre and the state government are discussing which agency should be responsible for ensuring evacuees from international destinations have booked quarantine facilities in Calcutta before boardin...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.07.20

On way to quarantine centres without a fuss

An evacuation flight from Dubai landed in Calcutta on Sunday evening with 174 people. Of the evacuees, 70 have opted for paid quarantine at hotels, said officials. Nine have been exempt from institut...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 03.07.20

Flight uncertainty in Calcutta

Fliers are spending anxious moments because no decision has yet been taken on the Bengal government’s request for suspension of domestic flights to Calcutta from cities with high Covid prevalenc...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 28.06.20

Landed, chased at airport, quarantined

Several people who arrived in the city from Bangladesh on Saturday played cat and mouse with police at the airport terminal to avoid going to a quarantine facility. A US Bangla Airlines flight with 1...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.12.19

Airport plan to rein in VIP cars fails

The airport authorities’ plan to prevent VIP cars from being parked in front of the terminal for long durations has failed. Such vehicles, in fact, now rule the space.The airport authorities had dec...
By Sanjay Mandal in Dum Dum

West Bengal  /  Published 18.02.20

Unbuilding now: dead tracks to airport

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By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.02.20

Snake-like, security queue grows

The inline baggage screening system, which formally became operational at the Calcutta airport on Monday, has made check-in easier but passengers are still hassled by long queues for security check.Th...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 26.05.20

Quarantine hub at Calcutta airport

A portion of the city airport’s old domestic terminal has been converted into a Covid-19 quarantine centre with around 400 beds.The beds have been placed in the erstwhile arrival area on the ground ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.06.20

Camera cuts airport queue

Domestic fliers arriving at the Calcutta airport now don’t have to stand in long queues to get their body temperature checked by hand-held devices or fill in a self-declaration form.Thermal and opti...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 16.08.19

The sorry state of education

Downward slopeSir — A snatch of conversation overheard on the Metro brought home the sorry state of education. One giggly student revealed to her friend that she had to literally wipe the dust off h...
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