Majerhat Bridge
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

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 30.10.18

Open in tidal flow, Bailey bridges ease jam

The pain of a long commute from central Calcutta to neighbourhoods like Taratala and Behala eased on Tuesday afternoon after the twin Bailey structures that provide an alternative to the fallen Majerh...
By Debraj Mitra and Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.10.18

Majerhat rebuild bidders put off by deadline

Multiple engineering and other challenges stand in the way of executing the plan to replace the fallen Majerhat bridge with a new one, the long list including red tape in getting statutory clearances ...
By Sanjay Mandal 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 12.10.18

New road passes test on Day 1

On September 10, five days after the collapse of Majerhat bridge, a ride from Taratala to Mominpore via New Alipore Road and Durgapur Bridge took more than an hour.On October 12, the journey betw...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.10.18

Cops ready plan for Majerhat road

A police team visited the site where a road is being built as an alternative to the collapsed Majerhat bridge on Thursday evening to draw up a traffic plan that will be introduced once the thoroughfar...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.10.18

Cost no bar for Majerhat

The Mamata Banerjee government will not set any upper limit on the cost of rebuilding the Majerhat bridge in tenders likely to be floated next week. This is the first such “departure” in recent me...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.09.18

Mamata mulls ‘corporation’ for bridges

Bengal is dealing with “legacy issues” in terms of engineering capabilities in the districts and so needs a “corporation” to build and maintain bridges across the state, chief minister Mamata ...
By Sambit Saha in Milan

West Bengal  /  Published 22.09.18

Behala’s boon, Alipore’s bane

A quiet, leafy locality in bungalow-lined Alipore has turned saviour for commuters from Behala and Thakurpukur since the fall of the Majerhat bridge but left residents of the neighbourhood worried.The...
By Kinsuk Basu in Alipore


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