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East West Metro
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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West Bengal  /  Published 27.11.19

Bowbazar cave-in trips Sealdah plan

The commissioning of East-West Metro’s Sealdah station, which officials think will make the route viable as more passengers will use the system rather than the fragmented run from Salt Lake Sector V...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.01.19

Metro reduces weekday trips

Metro Railway will run 284 trains on weekdays instead of 300 from Monday till further notice, potentially affecting peak-hour service frequency by around two minutes. The reason cited by the transport...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.04.19

Metro hub 150m from Calcutta airport

An underground Metro Railway station connected to three lines is being built on the airport premises, around 150m from the terminal.“The location was finalised recently and construction has started....
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.02.20

The Metro chugs off, finally...

Debut DossierFirst train from Sector V-end: 174 passengers First train from Stadium-end: 102 passengers Total passenger count on Day 1: 13,495Revenue generated on Day 1: Rs 1,31,130Busiest station on ...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.02.20

East-West Metro: cracks in houses marked

The East-West Metro authorities marked cracks on some of the buildings in Chaitan Sen Lane in Bowbazar on Thursday so that new ones can be identified if they develop when the tunnel-boring machine mov...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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