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Majerhat Bridge Collapse
West Bengal  /  Published 15.01.20

January rail safety nod hope

State government officials are hopeful that the commissioner of railway safety will okay the proposed Majerhat bridge by this month.The commissioner met PWD engineers last week and had a detailed disc...
By Kinsuk Basu 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

India  /  Published 19.10.19

Axe on ritual of meetings

Rajiva Sinha, Bengal’s new chief secretary, has written to all officials up to the rank of joint secretary that “there is no need to formally call on me” for meetings.The email, the first such w...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.09.19

Rush scare on unsafe Chitpore bridge

A north Calcutta bridge that engineers want dismantled for the flawed design of one of its approaches is likely to be used by a large number of cars and other small vehicles keen on avoiding the Talla...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.09.19

Bijan Setu to be closed for check-up

Bijan Setu, which connects Kasba with the Gariahat area, will remain closed from 10pm on Friday (September 13) to 5am on Monday (September 16) for a health study.Police officers warned of snarls and s...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.07.19

Tender for Calcutta flyover demolition

The government has floated a tender to dismantle the vulnerable portions of the Vivekananda Road flyover, a portion of which had collapsed in March 2016.The government is yet to decide whether the res...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

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 09.05.19

Majerhat two-road plan changes to one

The government has zeroed in on the southward extension of Alipore Avenue till Humayun Kabir Sarani in New Alipore as the only new road to connect Behala and Alipore.The decision came after the railwa...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.05.19

New Majerhat route on track

A brick wall in Block G of New Alipore was demolished on Thursday to make way for a new road to connect Humayun Kabir Sarani with Alipore Avenue across a canal and the rail tracks to the east of the f...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.05.19

More road muscle for Alipore Avenue

Alipore Avenue, maintained by the Calcutta Municipal Corporation, has been found to be less durable than required to bear the traffic load of Majerhat. PWD workers have started digging up the road to ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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