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Majerhat Bridge Collapse
Calcutta  /  Published 17.11.20

Majerhat bridge to be operational soon

The load test of the Majerhat bridge started on Monday and will continue till Friday, marking the final stage for opening a vital link in south Calcutta a little over two years since a portion of it h...
By Kinsuk Basu in Majerhat

Calcutta  /  Published 05.11.20

Majerhat bridge in final stages

“Only 40 per cent of the total load-bearing capacity of each of the cables will be utilised for the Majerhat bridge,” the PWD official said. “So, there is no threat even if there is ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.10.20

15 Bengal bridges on priority list

The Mamata Banerjee government has identified 15 bridges which need to be replaced urgently across Bengal after it shortlisted 400 bridges that are in distress following a statewide health audit of 1,...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.09.20

Raze Vivekananda Road flyover: Panel

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By Subhajoy Roy 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

Opinion  /  Published 13.09.18

Festive gifts in the wake of disaster

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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 16.11.19

Calcutta bridges are falling down, falling down

Safe to say that when Mamata Banerjee won the historic Bengal elections of 2011 and promised to turn Calcutta into London, she did not mean to make real olden rhymes of falling bridges, et al. And yet...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in


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