East West Metro Project
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

West Bengal  /  Published 12.07.22

‘Insult’ to CM causes TMC to skip rail event

Bengal on Monday reported 1,915 Covid-19 infections, 967 recoveries and three deaths. Currently, the state has 24,209 active cases, with 23,576 in home isolation and 633 at hospitals, according to the...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

Culture  /  Published 19.06.22

The Great Metro Robbery

A bystander, who does not want to be named, says, “Metro Railway has made everyone sign papers that say the residents have got back all their possessions, when actually the furniture and electri...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

News  /  Published 31.05.22

IIT Roorkee team seeks soil sample from Durga Pituri Lane

A team from IIT Roorkee has sought a sample of the underground soil in Bowbazar from the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC), the implementing agency of East-West Metro, to understand the reasons fo...
By Our special correspondent in Kolkata

News  /  Published 15.05.22

Demolition stares at two houses

At least two buildings on Durga Pituri Lane in Bowbazar will have to be pulled down as an initial assessment has revealed that these structures are not stable and could collapse, officials of the KMRC...
By Kinsuk Basu and Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

News  /  Published 15.05.22

Concrete hurdle to Metro work

The concrete that was used to plug the water leakage at the Bowbazar Metro site now stands in the way of any further progress of the project. A big mass of concrete was used to close the holes throug...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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