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News  /  Published 30.06.22

Hunt for parking space below flyovers in Kolkata

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has started a survey to identify areas below flyovers that can be used for parking. While the focus of the survey is to find space where multi-level parking lots c...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 30.06.22

Plastic waste clean-up plan for New Town

Several parts of New Town, including stretches of the Major Arterial Road, got flooded when the city was lashed by rain last week. A senior NKDA official said they carried out a survey to find out th...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

News  /  Published 30.06.22

Pole with KMC light that electrocuted boy was not earthed, says report

The pole in Haridevpur on the city’s southern fringes that 11-year-old Nitish Yadav touched and got electrocuted on Sunday evening was not earthed, the state power department has said in a repor...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 29.06.22

Mayor orders safety inspection of all poles in Kolkata

In the last few years, several people had been electrocuted in Kolkata after touching poles that had lose wires hanging from them. A 25-year-old engineer had died in May 2021 after he apparently came...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 29.06.22

Boy electrocution prompts KMC to advance installation of drainage pumps

The civic body began moving pumps to waterlogging-prone pockets on Monday — a day after an 11-year-old boy got electrocuted after touching a pole on a flooded road in Haridevpur on the city&rsqu...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

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News  /  Published 29.06.22

Kolkata Municipal Corporation nudges big housing complexes to manage waste

Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is writing to residential complexes that produce more than 100kg of waste daily, asking them to prepare for managing the waste by themselves because the civic body ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.06.22

Haridevpur BSNL pole ‘not meant’ for lethal Kolkata Municipal Corporation light

The pole belongs to BSNL but it is not meant for installing street lights, said an official of the utility. Local councillor (Ward 115) Ratna Sur admitted that the street light attached to the pole &...
By Subhajoy Roy, Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.06.22

Civic bodies around Kolkata to have SOP for roadside pole upkeep

Civic bodies around Kolkata will have a standard operating procedure (SOP) for maintenance of lamp posts and similar installations and will be held accountable for any accident, urban development mini...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 25.06.22

Major Arterial Road and other New Town pockets flooded

“I was greeted with a long waterlogged stretch almost as soon as I entered the Major Arterial Road after the Rabindra Tirtha intersection. My car stalled multiple times while crossing the stretc...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

News  /  Published 25.06.22

Behala gets Rs 1.4-crore booster pumping station in 18 months

A five lakh-litre capacity reservoir along with a booster pumping station was inaugurated in southwest Kolkata’s Behala on Friday. The semi-underground reservoir and the booster pumping station...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata


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