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News  /  Published 21.05.22

Monsoon brakes on Metro tunneling work in Bowbazar

The tunneling work of East-West Metro in Bowbazar will remain suspended during the monsoon, officials of Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC), implementing agency of the project, said on Friday. Thi...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 20.05.22

Land subsidence lens on excessive groundwater withdrawal in East-West Metro project

Environment scientists who had studied the 2019 subsidence in Bowbazar have pointed a finger at “excessive” withdrawal of groundwater for the East-West Metro, claiming the same set of fact...
By The Plurals News Network

News  /  Published 20.05.22

Bowbazar jewellers pay double rent in neighbourhood, struggle to stay afloat

“Rents have more than doubled following the disaster because landlords have realised there will be a demand for space. Rooms that would earlier come for Rs 2,000 are now being rented out for at ...
By 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

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News  /  Published 19.05.22

Bowbazar subsidence to impact key project work

Trial run on the entire stretch of East-West Metro, laying of tracks on a stretch in one of the tunnels and installation of electrical and signalling equipment are some of the vital work that has been...
By Sanjay Mandal, 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

News  /  Published 18.05.22

Partial demolition of building starts at Durga Pituri Lane

The partial demolition of 16/1 Durga Pituri Lane in central Kolkata’s Bowbazar, which has been damaged beyond repair because of East-West Metro work, began on Tuesday. Workers armed with sledge...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

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


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