Gariahat Market
Calcutta  /  Published 04.07.20

At Gariahat stalls, not 'even thieves'

When the pavement stalls in Gariahat reopened on May 27, the hawkers were asked to follow the odd-even formula of opening shops on alternate days to prevent overcrowding of shoppers. After more than ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 02.06.20

Shops reopen, footfall low

Stores have started reopening their doors after remaining shut for over two months. Their back pushed to the wall, the owners and staff have chosen to live with the virus over living with zero income....
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 02.06.20

Few hawkers open stalls

Hawkers in Gariahat were a divided lot — only around 45 of them reopened their stalls on Monday as police failed to issue clear orders on whether they could carry on with their businesses.Scenes wer...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.10.19

Hawkers step beyond kiosks in Calcutta

Hawkers in Gariahat, who were given stalls by the Calcutta Municipal Corporation, are now occupying double the width of the footpath than what they used to do before. The hawkers have kept their old d...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.09.19

Durga Puja shoppers beat slump in Calcutta

When it is time for the daughter to come home, you shop. Less than a month to Puja, Calcuttans have set aside their concerns about an economic slowdown to gear up for the festival season ahead.Space w...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Culture  /  Published 31.08.19

Hello, Hilsa!

Rains alone do not a Bengal monsoon make. There must be the ilish — or hilsa — on the plate, redolent with its unique goodness. Ilish fried along with its roe and served with the oil it is cooked ...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 27.05.19

Tiered parking lot to ease Gariahat shoppers’ woes

The hunt for space to park your car at Gariahat is set to get easier by July with Calcutta police building a three-tier parking facility at the busy shopping hub.The automated parking facility will ha...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 07.05.19

Encroachments render sidewalks invisible

Sir — Calcutta’s Gariahat is famous for its hawkers’ market. But during occasions such as Durga Puja, Kali Puja, chaitra sale and so on, one cannot find space to walk on the footpath; most of it...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 14.04.19

22 stalls gutted in Lake Gardens

Twenty-two stalls on a pavement in Lake Gardens were gutted early on Sunday, injuring two men sleeping inside shops. The stalls at the Lords Bakery crossing included eateries, bedding stores, a ready...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.03.19

Ruby & Gariahat: rule flout norm for buses

Buses racing each other, picking up and dropping passengers in the middle of the road make the Ruby crossing on the Bypass and the Gariahat crossing prone to accidents. Hawkers and jaywalkers add to t...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta


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