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News  /  Published 25.11.21

Overnight state-run Volvo buses to Kolkata

State-run Volvo buses will now connect Purulia, Jhargram, Farakka and Asansol to Kolkata with most of the buses travelling overnight. Senior officers of the South Bengal State Transport Corporation (...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

Places  /  Published 17.11.21

McDonnell Fountain at Dalhousie Square: A gem gathering dust

An ugly construction built the behind of the fountain is a latrine, and that has killed the visual appeal by a great extent. No one can see the rear of the fountain and the land around is covered in w...
By Somen Sengupta

Calcutta  /  Published 07.05.21

Crowd at bus stands keeps growing

Starting Friday, Metro Railway will run 192 trains every day from Monday to Saturday, instead of 216. The first trains will leave the terminal stations at 8am. The last trains will leave Dum Dum and ...
By Pradip Sanyal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 28.02.21

‘Vivek Yatra’ starts from February 28

A visit to Swami Vivekananda’s ancestral house in north Calcutta on a tram followed by a trip to Belur Math on a launch and back — this is how you can spend your Sunday, starting February ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.12.20

Protest songs, short plays on New Year’s Eve

A stage for a musical soiree will come up near New Market on New Year’s Eve. But it will be different from hordes of such stages on the last day of  the year. The stage near Hogg Market wi...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

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Calcutta  /  Published 31.10.20

Tyre artwork park in Esplanade

A tyre park will soon be inaugurated at Esplanade opposite the tram control room and it will house artwork made from scrap and defective tyres. The West Bengal Transport Corporation has decided to co...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

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


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