Calcutta Metro
West Bengal  /  Published 31.01.19

Smoke rerun on geriatric Calcutta Metro rake

A three-decade-old Metro rake spewing smoke from its undercarriage while leaving Dum Dum station on Thursday morning triggered panic among passengers and left some of them feeling breathless, includin...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.01.19

Calcutta Metro hands out ex gratia money to injured

Five passengers who suffered fractures in the melee resulting from the Metro fire on Thursday got Rs 25,000 each on Tuesday in what a railway official described as a “much-needed gesture”.The five...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 31.12.18

Tunnel vision in India's public transportation network

Denying the existence of serious problems does not make them go away; it only aggravates them further. This lesson was learnt the hard way by Calcutta’s Metro Railway recently when one of its air-co...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 10.12.18

Milestone reached beneath ground in Calcutta

Excavation for setting up the underground Howrah station of East-West Metro, which will be India’s deepest station at 100ft below the surface, has just ended 13 months after it started.Work on build...
By Sanjay Mandal in Howrah

Calcutta  /  Published 27.05.20

Trial run for Calcutta Metro

Calcutta Metro will start 'maintenance runs' of trains from Thursday to check the condition of the fleet, grounded since March 25. 'The trains will run between the terminal stations of Dum Dum and Kav...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.01.19

Tender push for Calcutta Metro links

The railways has floated 11 tenders for several Metro projects in the city, for which contracts were mostly scrapped over the past few years because of delays and obstructions.So many tenders could be...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.01.19

Burning rake’s driver benched by Calcutta Metro

The driver of the air-conditioned Metro rake that caught fire between Rabindra Sadan and Maidan stations on December 27 has been “benched” at Kavi Subhash station, where his job is to occasionally...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.03.19

Metro rake from China off vessel

Calcutta Metro’s first foreign rake was unloaded from a vessel at the city port on Monday.The eight coaches will be assembled near a railway yard at the port and taken to the Noapara maintenance bas...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.12.18

Fire and fear on Calcutta's Metro

Metro Railway passengers were forced to smash their way through windows and at least two suffered fractures after an air-conditioned coach caught fire between the Rabindra Sadan and Maidan stations on...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.07.19

Calcutta Metro plans cameras in AC coaches

Metro officials have finalised a plan to install CCTV cameras inside 15 air-conditioned rakes. The carrier has four more AC rakes but they are fitted with cameras.“We’ll seek funds for the project...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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