Majerhat Bridge
Calcutta  /  Published 19.09.20

Majerhat bridge cable work starts

The work of laying cables for the Majerhat bridge began on Saturday, setting the final stage for the key link in south Calcutta to be thrown open. Eighty-four cables brought from Switzerland will hol...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 24.07.20

Dhakuria flyover to be shut till Monday 6am

The Dhakuria flyover will be shut from 10pm on Friday to 6am on Monday for a load test, police said. Built in 1963, the 380m-long bridge without piers has been under the scanner since the collapse of...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.01.19

On test: Bengal bridge closed in 1985

A barricaded British-era iron bridge in Murshidabad declared hazardous by the PWD in 1985 has been brought back into use amid questions on whether local authorities are turning a blind eye. The bridge...
By Alamgir Hossain in Jangipur

Opinion  /  Published 08.10.18

Déjà vu: a city's symptom of grave illness

Déjà vu, when recurrent, is a symptom of grave illness. Nowhere is this more evident than in West Bengal. After a fire engulfed a private hospital in Calcutta killing about 90 people in 2011, anothe...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 10.09.19

Bijon Setu check-up put off

A proposal to study the health of Bijon Setu over the weekend has been scrapped because police have raised objections fearing the traffic mess it would create ahead of Calcutta’s biggest shopping se...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.19

Chetla bridge adds to Majerhat chaos in Calcutta

A fallen bridge was bad enough. Another on the verge of collapse has made things worse. The collapse of Majerhat bridge will complete a year on Wednesday. The Chetla Lockgate bridge — one of the alt...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 13.09.18

Festive gifts in the wake of disaster

By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.19

South Calcutta water alert on June 12

Large parts of south Calcutta will not receive filtered water on June 12 because the Calcutta Municipal Corporation will shift a water supply pipeline for the piling work of the proposed Majerhat brid...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.02.20

Diversions for Majerhat

Traffic along DH Road headed towards the collapsed Majerhat bridge from Kidderpore will be diverted to make way for the construction of four piers of the Joka-BBD Bag Metro.Vehicles will be diverted t...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.10.18

Puja pause on bridges

The Public Works Department has failed to lighten bridges with load more than the design parameter as it could not get traffic blocked in the festive season, sources said.“We are yet to start the wo...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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