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East West Metro
West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.19

A monsoon raga in rain deficient Calcutta

A monsoon raga is playing in rain-deficient Calcutta, the striking grey-white-azure chiaroscuro smeared in resplendent shades of green and ochre.As a regular Metro commuter, I had missed out on the vi...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee

West Bengal  /  Published 11.07.19

Calcutta metro clocks 1000 hours of trial

A European firm has given the safety clearance for East-West Metro’s signalling system after the utility, which is planning to start commercial service in a month, clocked 1,000 hours of trial recen...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.19

Denizens of Calcutta's Bowbazar count their losses

I was in central Calcutta’s Bowbazar area five days after 52 houses in the neighbourhood came crashing down because of the troubled East-West Metro tunnel boring operation. “Just imagine,” says ...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 26.09.19

Tales of hope & despair in Bowbazar

Durga Pituri Lane in Bowbazar was a picture of contrasts on Thursday.Paritosh Kar was ecstatic as he stepped into his jewellery workshop after 27 days, while Ananta Das who lived six buildings away in...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.09.19

Bowbazar traders told to give details

Forty-four traders from Bowbazar, who have not been able to run their businesses since the East-West Metro tunnel mishap a fortnight back, have been given a form where they have to state their busines...
By Subhajoy Roy in Bowbazar

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West Bengal  /  Published 07.09.19

Bowbazar families receive cheques

Nineteen families displaced from their homes in Bowbazar for the East-West Metro’s tunnelling work received cheques of Rs 5 lakh each from the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation on Saturday.More than 80...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 06.09.19

Unethical construction is a punishment to citizens

In spite of daily gripes, citizens take for granted a certain level of safety in their homes. No social existence is possible without this basic trust — that except when natural disasters strike, th...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.19

Wedding in December, family forced out of Calcutta home

The Deys of Durga Pituri Lane in Bowbazar were trying to call up a caterer last Sunday afternoon when two policemen turned up at their four-storey house. The family has a wedding scheduled for Decembe...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.09.19

Metro axe on 5 buildings

At least five buildings in Bowbazar will have to be demolished after they tilted as a result of water leaking into a tunnel for the East West Metro, railway officials said on Monday. Fifty-two buildin...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.09.19

Bowbazar evacuation: 'Large chunks on my floor'

A 21-year-old man who lives in a three-storey house in Syakra Para Lane was greeted with chunks of concrete and jolts of vibrations when he stepped into his living room on Sunday morning. He ran out t...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta


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