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East West Metro
West Bengal  /  Published 03.03.20

Engineer’s transport tip: Go underground

Calcutta should shift more of its transport and other infrastructure underground to clear the city of congestion, an engineer said at a conference on sustainable infrastructure development on Tuesday....
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.02.20

East-West Metro tunnel work stalled

The tunnel-boring work of East-West Metro was stalled on Friday, hours after fresh cracks were spotted on some buildings in Chaitan Sen Lane in Bowbazar.The lane is close to Gour De Lane, where a numb...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.02.20

Another 10 months to East-West Metro corridor

Underground tunnelling work for the East West Metro corridor is likely to take 10 more months to be completed, as a key machine has been damaged beyond repair, an international expert committee appoin...
By PTI in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 13.09.19

Declaration for damages

The displaced residents of Bowbazar who are queuing up for the Rs 5-lakh compensation are being asked to declare that they agree to be prosecuted if the information they are providing or claims they a...
By Kinsuk Basu in Bowbazar

West Bengal  /  Published 10.09.19

At least 73 buildings on Bowbazar scan list

A five-member committee will scan at least 73 buildings in Bowbazar to ascertain whether they have been damaged because of subsidence triggered by water seepage into an East-West Metro tunnel.The comm...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.19

Acquifers are a ‘nasty surprise’

East-West Metro’s underground route is full of “nasty surprises” in the form of water pockets, which the tunnel-boring machines had narrowly missed several times, engineers said on Tuesday.Last ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.19

Steel barriers to save Calcutta's East-West Metro tunnel

Steel sheets have been installed in the flooded East-West Metro tunnel in Bowbazar to prevent the accumulated water from spreading and further damage to buildings.Metro went 17 metres underground, int...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.19

East-West Metro soil test in cave-in zone

Samples of soil are being collected from the Bowbazar area that has been affected after a machine boring an East-West Metro tunnel hit a sand aquifer containing a large amount of water, leading to sub...
By Kinsuk Basu in Bowbazar

West Bengal  /  Published 10.10.19

Trader-Metro impasse ends

Traders and workshop owners in Bowbazar, who have been dislodged from their shops after the East-West Metro tunnel disaster struck the area on August 31, have finally agreed to a compensation package ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.10.19

Hunt on for suitable new homes

Several residents of houses “beyond repair” in Bowbazar have turned down offers from the East-West Metro authorities to shift to new rented apartments citing reasons such as inconvenient location ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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