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News  /  Published 14.05.22

Rainy Rabindra Jayanti, Sourav Ganguly, Bowbazar tragedy and more...

By My Kolkata Web Desk in Kolkata

News  /  Published 14.05.22

Metro subsidence forces more to abandon Bowbazar homes

Some residents of Durga Pituri Lane in central Kolkata’s Bowbazar who had not shifted on Wednesday night when cracks started surfacing on the walls of their homes finally did so on Thursday nigh...
By Kinsuk Basu, Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 14.05.22

Future uncertain, Bowbazar jewellers demand damage charges

Four senior Calcutta High Court advocates told The Telegraph the traders would get a compensation order in their favour if the court was convinced about their losses. “The traders can seek inte...
By Kinsuk Basu , Tapas Ghosh in Kolkata

News  /  Published 14.05.22

Displaced Bowbazar residents seek new accommodation against old ‘unsafe’ houses

KMRC officials, however, said nine buildings were damaged.  Engineers from both agencies admit that the cracks have mostly re-surfaced on spots that were repaired after the accident in 2019. Ea...
By Kinsuk Basu, Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

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

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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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