Majerhat Bridge
West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.20

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 29.09.20

Raze Vivekananda Road flyover: Panel

By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 28.09.20

Tallah and Majerhat bridges get new life

The 650m-long bridge over the tracks at Majherhat will connect New Alipore with Mominpore in south Calcutta. Current status The cable-stayed bridge will have the main deck held by 84 cables, which h...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

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


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