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Calcutta  /  Published 21.09.20

Calcutta park curbs to stay, says Hakim

Parks in the city will not open for full hours immediately as the afternoons and evenings could lead to gatherings and adda in violation of distancing norms, said Firhad Hakim, the chairperson of the ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.09.20

Cables to stop kite injuries in Calcutta

Cables will be mounted on poles along crash barriers on either side of the Parama flyover to ensure kite strings don’t land on the road and threaten the lives of two-wheeler riders, the governme...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.09.20

Police turn down plea for cycling lanes

Police have turned down a proposal to have dedicated lanes for cycles on some roads in Calcutta, arguing that such corridors will shrink the road space, slow down vehicles and lead to an increase in a...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.09.20

Plea for Chhath at Sarovar rejected

The CMDA should not have filed the review petition. Rabindra Sarobar is like the lungs of south Calcutta. It holds such an important place in terms of the city’s environment. If a precedent is s...
By Jayanta Basu, Subhajoy Roy in Rabindra Sarobar

Calcutta  /  Published 07.09.20

CMDA seeks nod for Chhath at Sarobar

The Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA), the custodian of Rabindra Sarobar, has filed a review petition at the National Green Tribunal seeking a “special permission” to allo...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.08.20

CM flags bad roads, calls for repairs

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday raised the matter of battered roads in the city and neighbouring areas during an administrative review meeting in Nabanna. She said she had found the top coat...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.08.20

Craters on city roads blamed on Covid

On Tuesday, Metro saw several two-wheelers, cars and autorickshaws switch flanks and drive down the wrong lane to avoid the pothole-ridden stretch. Driving down roads adjacent to the City Centre, near...
By Subhajoy Roy, Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 27.07.20

Covid safe homes at stadiums, auditorium

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation is readying at least three more safe homes in the city to house asymptomatic or mild Covid-19 patients who lack enough space at home to stay isolated. The safe home...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.07.20

Dhakuria flyover to be shut till Monday 6am

The Dhakuria flyover will be shut from 10pm on Friday to 6am on Monday for a load test, police said. Built in 1963, the 380m-long bridge without piers has been under the scanner since the collapse of...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.07.20

Flyover: repairs before razing

The urban development department will undertake another round of repairs of several flyovers and bridges in Calcutta, some of which engineers had wanted demolished. The flyover that connects EM Bypas...
By Kinsuk Basu and Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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