East West Metro
West Bengal  /  Published 02.09.19

Veteran enters flooded tunnel

A South African engineer with decades of experience in building tunnels across the world inspected the East-West Metro tunnel in Bowbazar on Monday at the request of the railways to suggest how furthe...
By Sanjay Mandal and Kinsuk Basu in Bowbazar

West Bengal  /  Published 02.09.19

Water tore machine seal: Engineers

The seal of a vital component of a tunnel-boring machine of East-West Metro gave way because of water pressure, leading to flooding of the tunnel in Bowbazar, engineers involved in the project said on...
By Sanjay Mandal in Esplanade

West Bengal  /  Published 02.09.19

Mamata’s balm for cave-in victims

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday met the residents of Bowbazar, who have been forced out of their homes after portions of their houses cracked or caved in, and urged them not to try and return...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bowbazar

West Bengal  /  Published 21.06.19

Suicide on Metro tracks

Metro services were disrupted for at least half an hour on Thursday after a middle-aged man jumped in front of a Kavi Subhash-bound train in Shyambazar at 9.33am, police said. The train had to be rev...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.19

Expense boost for Calcutta Metro funds flow

The railways allotted almost double the money for Calcutta’s Metro projects in 2018-19 compared with the previous fiscal and more than 98 per cent of the allocation was utilised, Metro Railway offic...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.05.19

East-West Metro passes underground test

 East-West Metro’s first underground trial run saw a rake travel from Phoolbagan to Sealdah on Friday afternoon.Engineers and officials on board the rake celebrated the completion of the trial ...
By Debraj Mitra 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 14.01.20

Vendetta whiff as Delhi sits on East-West

Unexplained silence from the railway ministry on commissioning the first phase of East-West Metro in Salt Lake has fuelled suspicion whether the Centre is using it as a tool to get even with Bengal ov...
By Sanjay Mandal in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 07.02.19

Staffing stumbling block for East-West

The first leg of the East-West Metro connecting Sector V with Howrah Maidan has hit a staffing hurdle after breaking through multiple land logjams to reach the commissioning stage.Kolkata Metro Rail C...
By Sanjay Mandal and Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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