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News  /  Published 25.05.22

Jadavpur University team puts ‘severely damaged’ tag on nine houses in Durga Pituri Lane

Nine buildings in Bowbazar have been tagged as “severely damaged” by a team that assessed the stability of buildings in the area affected by subsidence caused by East-West Metro work earli...
By Subhajoy Roy, Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata


News  /  Published 20.05.22

East-West Metro design tweak to prevent accident

The design of a ventilation shaft of the East-West Metro corridor at Subodh Mullick Square in central Kolkata was tweaked to prevent an accident like the one on May 11, said officials of the Kolkata M...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 19.05.22

Buildings on Durga Pituri Lane unsafe even structures that cracked in 2019, say JU experts

“The visiting team told me the building where I used to live is in bad shape. They said the cracks may not be mended with simple repairs,” said Vikash Shaw, one of the residents who moved ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 19.05.22

Role of contractor for East-West Metro project comes under the scanner

“We have engaged experts from IIT Roorkee to investigate the cause of the accident. If it is found that ITD-ITD Cementation was at fault, the company will be penalised. If it is found that natur...
By Sanjay Mandal, Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

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News  /  Published 18.05.22

A week later: 154 displaced, IIT Roorkee team to visit Durga Pituri Lane soon

Last Wednesday, underground construction for East-West Metro in central Kolkata’s Bowbazar led to cracks in several buildings in the vicinity, for the second time in less than three years. Exca...
By Debraj Mitra, Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 16.05.22

Demolition of two houses starts in Bowbazar’s Durga Pituri Lane on Monday

Work on partial demolition of two buildings in Bowbazar’s Durga Pituri Lane in central Kolkata that had developed cracks will start on Monday, officials of Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC),...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 14.05.22

Metro subsidence forces more to abandon Bowbazar homes

Some residents of Durga Pituri Lane in central Kolkata’s Bowbazar who had not shifted on Wednesday night when cracks started surfacing on the walls of their homes finally did so on Thursday nigh...
By Kinsuk Basu, Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 14.05.22

Future uncertain, Bowbazar jewellers demand damage charges

Four senior Calcutta High Court advocates told The Telegraph the traders would get a compensation order in their favour if the court was convinced about their losses. “The traders can seek inte...
By Kinsuk Basu , Tapas Ghosh in Kolkata

News  /  Published 14.05.22

Displaced Bowbazar residents seek new accommodation against old ‘unsafe’ houses

KMRC officials, however, said nine buildings were damaged.  Engineers from both agencies admit that the cracks have mostly re-surfaced on spots that were repaired after the accident in 2019. Ea...
By Kinsuk Basu, Debraj Mitra in Kolkata


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