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Calcutta Metro
Opinion  /  Published 14.09.19

On the train: Fight for space, also fight cockroaches

Sir — A picture of a passenger lying underneath airplane seats has gone viral on social media. The thought of cramped aircraft seats is enough for one to sympathize with this passenger. But in crowd...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 13.09.19

Door snag trips Metro

A non-AC Metro train had to be evacuated at Maidan station during office rush hour on Friday morning after one of the doors malfunctioned. The same train picked up passengers from Kalighat a few minut...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.10.18

Smoke stalls Metro in tunnel

A two-decade-old Metro train spewed smoke from its undercarriage and stalled while pulling out of Mahatma Gandhi Road station on Monday evening, disrupting the transport lifeline’s peak-hour schedul...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.08.19

Man holds Calcutta Metro doors ajar for talks

The man who was fined Rs 1,000 for allegedly trying to prise open closing door flaps of a Metro train on Thursday was not trying to board the rake but talking to a friend who had got on it, an officia...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.07.19

Chained to railways, Calcutta metro limps

This is the only city where Metro is run by the railways, a system that urban transportation professionals feel must change for safety and services to improve.Sajal Kumar Kanjilal, who was dragged to ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.07.19

The little-known Calcutta Metro

Clarity is not yet available how a Metro train could move with a passenger’s hand stuck in its door but safety-related features that had not been widely publicised till now have begun to emerge afte...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.07.19

New trains with a history of snags

The new trains billed as the future of Calcutta Metro have been riddled with snags before and after starting commercial runs. The first two rakes from Integral Coach Factory had arrived in July 2017 b...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.06.19

Suicide on Metro tracks

Metro services were disrupted for at least half an hour on Thursday after a middle-aged man jumped in front of a Kavi Subhash-bound train in Shyambazar at 9.33am, police said. The train had to be rev...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 12.06.19

Paris must take Trump at his word, even if it changes

Sir — The presidents of France and the United States of America were present in Normandy to commemorate 75 years of the D-Day landings. However, certain changes in Franco-American diplomacy were evi...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.19

Expense boost for Calcutta Metro funds flow

The railways allotted almost double the money for Calcutta’s Metro projects in 2018-19 compared with the previous fiscal and more than 98 per cent of the allocation was utilised, Metro Railway offic...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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