West Bengal  /  Published 05.02.19

Calcutta Metro commuter misses punctuality

Metro Railway’s struggles with punctuality, once its USP, have apparently not eased even after reducing the frequency of trains to cope with a shortage of fit rakes and a temporary speed restriction...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.01.19

Metro to cut services for East-West work

Metro Railway will run 284 trains on weekdays, down from 300, starting this Monday.The official reason for the drop is a speed restriction that will be reimposed on trains entering and leaving Esplana...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.01.20

Mamata to youths: Our goals same

The protesting students were trying to push past a barricade standing between them and Esplanade East road that leads to Raj Bhavan. To the left of the protesters was a platform of the Trinamul studen...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.11.18

Majerhat bridge plan hits design block

The Majerhat bridge reconstruction project is back on the drawing board, for the second time, following objections raised by Metro Railway to the public works department’s proposal.At a meeting on T...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.03.19

Auto jumps lanes for customer, gets hit

A bus hit an auto on VIP Road when the three-wheeler switched flanks without warning to pick up a passenger near Baguiati bus stop on Thursday, police said.Five people, who were in the auto, and the d...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.03.19

Traffic safety week starts with reminders

The Calcutta police traffic safety week started on Monday with multiple accidents across the city, including one in which a bus overturned near Victoria Memorial on Queensway — a stretch where buses...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.12.18

Flash mob breaks menstrual taboo

A girl walks down Esplanade in a stained skirt. She asks passersby for a sanitary napkin or the way to the nearest medical store. Women pedestrians are quick to offer her advice or directions, most me...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

Heritage  /  Published 28.04.19

The story of the fifth Bishop of Calcutta

Sometime ago it was reported that the coffin of Daniel Wilson was found in a vault under the main altar of Calcutta’s St. Paul’s Cathedral. Wilson was the fifth Bishop of Calcutta and founder of S...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

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


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