East West Metro
News  /  Published 07.08.22

East-West Metro work unearths ‘19th-century’ track near upcoming Howrah station

The first train in eastern India ran between Howrah and Hooghly in August 1854. When the first train left Howrah, the “station” operated out of a building that stood on the land that now h...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 23.07.22

First East West Metro rider invited for flag-off but misses repeating feat

When they finally reached the station they saw they had been beaten by another man, Prabhat Chatterjee who queued up 10 minutes before them. “We chatted, spread old newspapers on the ground and ...
By Brinda Sarkar

News  /  Published 22.07.22

Sealdah Metro off to a promising start

Other auto routes from Sealdah to Beleghata and Beleghata to Phoolbagan have been affected too. Most people travelling along the Bypass from the direction of Chingrihata towards Sector V are now avail...
By Showli Chakraborty

News  /  Published 21.07.22

West Bengal govt plans to roll out e-autos for Metro connectivity

The state government is planning to introduce electric autorickshaws in the city and has initiated talks with a few companies to understand the cost involved in replacing old three-wheelers, transport...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 20.07.22

Rule-flout autos rule Salt Lake and VIP Road, with impunity

Autorickshaws flouting every traffic rule, and without caring for the safety of their passengers and others, ply with impunity in Salt Lake and VIP Road, among other places. After commercial operatio...
By Snehal Sengupta in Kolkata


News  /  Published 16.07.22

Sealdah boosts Metro footfall with swift commute from central Kolkata to Sector V & beyond

The inclusion of Sealdah in the East-West Metro map has started bringing many new commuters to the carrier. The count will only go up in the coming days, said Metro officials. On Thursday, when comm...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 15.07.22

Scan on Durga Pituri Lane buildings that cracked, KMRC wary of tunneling

Engineers from the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC), implementing agency of East-West Metro, have started monitoring the condition of crack-riddled buildings and those near them in the subsidence...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 15.07.22

Chaos outside East-West Metro stations in Salt Lake

To counter this and prevent accidents, the Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA) has started setting up iron guardrails along the perimeter of the pavements along the Eastern Drainage Chan...
By Snehal Sengupta in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 15.07.22

Sealdah to Sector V, Metro converts gruelling journey into a breeze for Kolkatans

The distance between a compartment of a local train in the Sealdah South section and a compartment of a Metro train is around 160m. People who come from the northern suburbs and get down at Sealdah Ma...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata


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