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East West Metro
Calcutta  /  Published 08.10.20

December 2021 target for East-West Metro

The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved the completion of the East-West Metro at an estimated cost of Rs 8,575 crore, which will boost public transport in the city and reduce commuting time. The targ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 05.10.20

Phoolbagan Metro station unveiled

 East-West Metro got its first underground station on Sunday with the inauguration of Phoolbagan station. The station will be open for passengers from Monday. East-West services have remained su...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 03.10.20

Sealdah diversions

The first of the three-day traffic diversion following the closure of the Sealdah flyover passed without too many glitches on Friday. The number of vehicles on some of the main roads, including APC R...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.10.20

3-day Sealdah flyover closure

Vehicles headed for the Sealdah flyover from north will be diverted from Shyambazar, Maniktala and Rajabazar, while those moving towards the flyover from south will be re-routed from the Exide and Mou...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 21.07.20

East-West Metro trial for minimal driver role

East-West Metro on Monday started the trial of its automatic train control and signalling system that has minimal role of the driver, officials said. The East-West Metro corridor — which, once ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.10.19

Screen doors not needed: Safety boss

The chief commissioner of railway safety has observed that platform screen doors at Metro Rail stations were not required in the advanced train operations system for the purpose of safety and these wo...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.02.20

Uninvited, CM feels bad

Mamata Banerjee on Friday told the Bengal Assembly that she “felt bad” for not being invited to the inauguration of the East-West Metro corridor, recalling how she had to “shed tears” as the r...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.02.20

East-West scores over older cousin

More signage, better information and communication system and platform screen doors — Calcuttans got a taste of East-West Metro on the first day of its commercial run on Friday.Trains ran on a 5km s...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.09.19

Bowbazar displaced put off festive purchases

A family evacuated from Bowbazar’s Durga Pituri Lane after their house was damaged beyond repair in the subsidence triggered by East-West Metro work will not be buying new clothes this Puja.Brothers...
By Subhajoy Roy in Bowbazar

West Bengal  /  Published 15.09.19

The way forward for East-West Metro

Engineers are considering the option of digging the remaining part of the affected tunnel of East-West Metro using the machine that is burrowing the other tunnel of the project.One option is to let th...
By Sanjay Mandal in Esplanade


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