Calcutta Metro
Calcutta  /  Published 04.09.20

Metro yet to decide on resume date

The city’s Metro is still to decide on a date for the resumption of services, even a week after receiving the Centre’s green signal. Metro services in Delhi and Bangalore are set to resum...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 03.09.20

Metro date expected after Friday meeting

A meeting between officials of Metro Railway and the state government on Thursday could not finalise the date of resumption of commercial services. A date and other modalities are likely to be announ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.09.20

Metro to meet govt over resumption

A meeting between the state government and Metro officials on the resumption of commercial services is likely in the next two days following a prod from the railway ministry, railway officials said. ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 31.08.20

New Town looks to fill Metro gap

The New Town authorities are exploring the most environment-friendly mode of public transport for a 7.5km stretch that will not be connected by the New Garia-Airport Metro, a Hidco official said on Mo...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.08.20

Metro prepares to resume service

To counter the threat of transmission of the Covid-19 virus in an enclosed air-conditioning system, the quantum of fresh air will be increased on trains, said an official. “We will raise the su...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 29.08.20

Condition set for states to impose lockdowns

Metro trains can operate in a graded manner from September 7. (See chart above) Unlike Unlock 3, the guidelines for Unlock 4 have dropped bars from the prohibited list, which has been interpreted by ...
By Our Bureau in New Delhi/Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.07.20

Minimum Metro plea to Delhi

Bengal’s chief secretary wrote a letter to the Union home secretary on Tuesday requesting “a bare minimum number of” Metro trains for essential service providers. “I approach ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.06.20

Metro only with seats occupied

Metro services may resume from July 1 if it can be ensured the trains run only with seated passengers, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.Railway and Metro officials said they were awaiting...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 19.11.18

Calcutta crosses the last Metro hurdle

A temporary level crossing has been set up to speed up the Noapara-Dakshineswar Metro project at a site from which encroachments had been removed about a year ago but access remained a challenge becau...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.19

Barriers control Metro crowd

Metro is trying to restrict overcrowding on and off platforms at some stations during Durga Puja.The plan is being implemented at Kalighat, along with a few other stations, said a Metro official. Metr...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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