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East West Metro
West Bengal  /  Published 02.09.19

Officials tried in vain to avert disaster

Saturday, 5.45pm: Workers and engineers inside East-West Metro’s Howrah-bound tunnel see water seeping inSaturday, 11pm: Officials of Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC), the implementin...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 19.08.19

East-West trial to test safety and efficiency

Metro Railway will start an “independent” trial on the East-West route to make its staff familiar with the new technology. The trials covering 5.7km across six stations between Sector V and Stadiu...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.06.19

Retrieve roster for tunnel-boring machines

Afcons officials said it would take about a month to complete the retrieval.At the front of the machines are cutters that cut through the soil.Each machine is 100 metres in length but a large portion ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.06.19

Trains set to roar past Salt Lake homes

The East-West Metro will have sound barriers on some stretches in Salt Lake where the tracks run cheek by jowl with residential buildings and hospitals.The stretches where residents have complained to...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.05.19

East-West Metro on hiring drive for evacuation trial

East-West Metro will hire around 350 people from an agency to conduct a trial for emergency evacuation.Railway sources said the Metro authorities had contacted an agency in the business of supplying p...
By Sanjay Mandal in Salt Lake

West Bengal  /  Published 26.02.20

Plan for Sealdah pathways

The East-West Metro authorities have requested police to close the two pedestrian pathways around Sealdah station for two years to facilitate the boring of a tunnel from Bowbazar to the station.The tu...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.02.20

Sync trial at Phoolbagan

Phoolbagan has become the city’s first underground Metro station with full-length platform screen doors, from the floor to the ceiling.The screen doors at Phoolbagan station are around 2.5 metres hi...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 19.02.20

More evacuation ahead of East-West work

Several families will be evacuated from various lanes of Bowbazar ahead of the resumption of East-West Metro’s tunnel-boring work till Sealdah, Metro officials said on Wednesday.An engineer of Kolka...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.03.19

Pipe sealed for Metro shaft

A four-decade-old water pipe under Lenin Sarani was sliced from the middle and sealed on Saturday to make way for an East-West Metro evacuation shaft.The Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC), the im...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.03.19

Metro evacuation today

Buildings along SN Banerjee Road that fall in the path of the East-West Metro’s twin tunnels will be vacated from Tuesday, railway officials said on Monday.The final phase of the tunnel boring work ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Esplanade


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