East West Metro
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

West Bengal  /  Published 01.09.19

Homes emptied after cracks in Calcutta's Bowbazar

Around 250 people had to be evacuated overnight from 13 buildings in Bowbazar after they developed cracks and parts of at least of two of them collapsed while East-West Metro’s tunnel-boring work wa...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.12.19

Plea for Metro work

The East-West Metro authorities on Monday prayed before the high court for permission to resume tunnel-boring work between Bowbazar and Sealdah, which stopped after one of the two boring machines had ...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 05.12.19

‘Failure trial’ for smooth East-West Metro

East-West Metro is undergoing “failure trial” to make the people who will run it familiar with emergencies.The authorities hope to unveil the first phase of East-West Metro — between Sector V an...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.11.19

In manual mode, door woes for Metro

The problem of doors of East-West Metro trains not aligning with platform screen doors persists despite repeated trials, sources said on Monday.The East-West Metro corridor, which will stretch between...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.02.20

Worry over East-West safety switches

The Metro Railway authorities are worried over possible “misuse” of a couple of safety gadgets that can be accessed and operated by passengers at East-West Metro stations.The first phase of the pr...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.07.19

Life with Metro

After a decade of construction, the East West Metro rail is finally on its last lap. But besides the excitement comes a host of worries, especially for those living around the final stop, opposite Wip...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.06.19

30 mins for East-West Metro evacuation

The passengers of an East-West Metro train stuck between two stations will be evacuated through one door at the front and it will take 30 minutes to empty a packed rake, officials said after a trial o...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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