Kolkata Port Trust
News  /  Published 18.05.22

Flower vendor claims heritage Zenana Ghat lease

A vendor from the Howrah flower market is using the Ramchandra Goenka Ghat or Zenana Ghat as storehouse and claims that he has taken on lease the 132-year-old heritage structure. A visit to the ghat ...
By Anasuya Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 30.04.22

Bangladeshi owner abandons capsized vessel at Kolkata port

The owner of the container vessel from Bangladesh that capsized at the Kolkata port on March 24 has told the authorities that he has abandoned the rescue efforts, officials said on Friday. The vessel...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

News  /  Published 17.04.22

Ramchandra Goenka ladies bathing ghat ‘under threat’

A Calcutta Port Trust spokesperson said: “We have surveyed the ghat today and broke the construction that was made and have issued stop work notice immediately.” The Zenana Ghat was once ...
By Anasuya Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 30.03.22

Inaction over apex court ruling on Esplanade bus terminus surprises HC

A division bench of Calcutta High Court, headed by Chief Justice Prakash Srivastava, expressed surprise on Tuesday after it was informed that an order passed by the Supreme Court in 2011 is yet to be ...
By Our Legal Reporter, Our Bureau

News  /  Published 26.03.22

Oil spill barriers at Kolkata port after Bangladeshi vessel capsize

“The port has taken all precautionary measures. Oil spill boom barriers have been rigged all around the vessel to contain oil spill or spill of any chemical in the berth. Skimmers, pumps , oil s...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata


News  /  Published 25.03.22

Chittagong-bound loaded container vessel capsizes at Kolkata port

A container vessel that was to head to Chittagong in Bangladesh capsized a few minutes after the crew completed loading the cargo at the Kolkata port on Thursday morning. Several containers on the ve...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

News  /  Published 24.03.22

Docked cargo ship partly capsizes at Kolkata port

A vessel loaded with 165 containers partly capsized at Netaji Subhas Dock of the Kolkata port on Thursday, an official said. No casualty was reported in the incident, though a number of containers ha...

News  /  Published 21.02.22

Synergy between Centre and state key to heritage protection

He was speaking on the occasion of the screening of a documentary, The Dying Ghats of Calcutta, which highlighted the majestic structures along the Hooghly as well as the neglect of the ghats along th...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 18.11.21

Kolkata Port to test locations for seaplane operations

Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, formerly Kolkata Port, will carry out pre-feasibility studies for seaplane operations that can give a boost to the tourism sector in West Bengal, an official said on Wedne...
By PTI in Kolkata

Travel  /  Published 17.02.21

Luxury meets a life-affirming experience

The same evening, though, I could barely keep my twinkle-toes still when a duo of Baul singers belted out Shaader lau. This, at a riverbank bonfire party, set up splendidly by the Antara crew, and bef...
By Priyanka Roy 


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