East West Metro
West Bengal  /  Published 05.06.19

East-West escape gap to be reduced

The East-West Metro authorities have tweaked the design of the walkway in the underground tunnel, bringing it closer to the tracks and making it easier for passengers to step on the narrow steel platf...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

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


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