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News  /  Published 14.05.22

KMC seeks reports on Bowbazar subsidence, Metro project ‘stalled’

KMC officials met KMRC representatives at the civic body’s headquarters on Friday evening. The meeting, chaired by mayor Firhad Hakim, included experts from Jadavpur University. The following r...
By Debraj Mitra, Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 13.05.22

Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation ignored early alerts, say Bowbazar residents

“A few of us called up KMRC engineers. But no one bothered to visit the spot or address our concerns.” Das said he had to close his shops for several months after the first accident in Au...
By Kinsuk Basu, Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 13.05.22

Limited impact of Bowbazar subsidence on January 2023 deadline

Asked about such a possibility this time, Jha said: “Our experts will assess the damage. The buildings that need immediate repair will be repaired and residents sent back home. If some building ...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 13.05.22

Bowbazar’s elderly siblings wait for second displacement in less than 3 years

“Last time we were given just eight minutes to vacate our home. It was difficult because of our age. This time they have not told us anything, but we have packed our things because we fear we ma...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri, Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 13.05.22

Excavation ‘triggered’ seepage and caused subsidence in Bowbazar buildings

“The box from the Sealdah-bound tunnel was constructed first and the tunnel boring machine broke through. All the arrangements… were made in advance,” said Naresh Chandra Karmali, d...
By Debraj Mitra, Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

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News  /  Published 12.05.22

In pics: Bowbazar buildings evacuated, Revamped Town Hall inaugurated and more

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By My Kolkata Web Desk

News  /  Published 12.05.22

Cracks force evacuation of 30 families in Durga Pituri Lane at Bowbazar

The police said Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) officials reached the spot on Wednesday night to inspect the houses and assess the damage. A KMRC official said the reason for the cracks was &ld...
By Our Bureau in Kolkata

News  /  Published 15.04.22

Tin shed to concrete: Head teacher retires after 21 years in Duttabad school

When she joined Bidyadhari Vidyalaya in 2001 it had tin classrooms that turned into boilers in summer and ponds in monsoon. Over her tenure as head teacher, Bipasa Das fought for development and when ...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 31.03.22

Cops plan traffic diversion for Nirmal Chunder Street closure

Buses and small vehicles that ply through Nirmal Chunder Street towards SN Banerjee Road and Lenin Sarani will be diverted to facilitate the construction of a ventilation shaft for the East-West Metro...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 23.03.22

In pics: Take a quick virtual tour of the new Sealdah Metro station

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By My Kolkata Web Desk


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