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West Bengal  /  Published 21.04.21

Govt scurries to add beds for treatment

The Bengal government is laying stress on adding more beds to Covid-19 care facilities in Calcutta and its surroundings as the health department apprehends a sharp rise in infections in the next coupl...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 20.03.21

Fire in Rabindra Sarobar waste heap

A fire broke out in a heap of waste accumulated at Rabindra Sarobar around noon on Thursday. Two fire tenders doused the flames, said an official of the fire directorate. This was not the first time ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 08.03.21

Health audit for two bridges

Two bridges, one around 90 years old and another about 75 years old, will undergo a health audit after a preliminary inspection by engineers of the Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) f...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.02.21

Guardrails for Kalighat bridge

The width of the Kalighat bridge shrank by 4 metres on Friday after guardrails were installed along the two sides, as recommended by a committee of bridge engineers, after weeks of delay. The committ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.01.21

Relief soon near Avishikta crossing

Work on widening another stretch of EM Bypass — near the Metropolitan crossing — is underway. The CMDA official said the widening work there would be completed by July. The CMDA had embar...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

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Calcutta  /  Published 16.12.20

Flyovers at Ruby & Avishikta crossings

The CMDA is mulling to build two short flyovers above the Ruby and Avishikta crossings instead of one running over the two, as was proposed earlier, an engineer of the organisation said on Tuesday.&nb...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 02.12.20

Daily scan of collapsed flyover

Six CMDA engineers, working in two shifts, are scanning the Vivekananda Road flyover in north Calcutta, a part of which collapsed in March 2016, every day for signs of any further damage that could br...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 02.12.20

Dumped plastic bags and bottles threaten Sarobar

“The lake is home to a variety of turtles and fish. They will choke to death if they swallow plastic,” said Parthib Basu, a professor of zoology at Calcutta University, who specialises in ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 22.11.20

Alternative ghats cleaned, mostly

About 500 people have been engaged to clean the ghats in south and southeastern Calcutta that were built as alternatives to Rabindra Sarobar and Subhas Sarobar, Calcutta Metropolitan Development Autho...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.11.20

Chhath devotees rise to occasion

Last year, a group of worshippers broke the locks on some gates of Rabindra Sarobar and entered the compound to perform the rituals, while the police looked the other way. Deepak Thakur, a devotee wh...
By Subhajoy Roy, Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta


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