Calcutta Airport
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

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...
By The Telegraph

West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.19

Fliers queue up for an hour at the Calcutta Airport

Taking an overseas flight from the city? Make sure you reach the airport with an extra hour in hand.Temporary suspension of inline baggage scanning, coupled with shortage of manpower for immigration c...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 05.04.20

Garments for Bangladesh hit coronavirus block

Tonnes of garments, worth crores of rupees and meant for export to Bangladesh on the eve of Id, are lying in warehouses in and around the city as both countries are on lockdown forced by the coronavir...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.10.18

Laser, lantern ban near Calcutta airport

Laser lights and sky lanterns have been banned within a radius of 10km from the airport ahead of Diwali and the party season on grounds of aviation safety.A notification issued by Bidhannagar City Pol...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta


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