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Metro Railway
West Bengal  /  Published 05.02.19

Calcutta Metro commuter misses punctuality

Metro Railway’s struggles with punctuality, once its USP, have apparently not eased even after reducing the frequency of trains to cope with a shortage of fit rakes and a temporary speed restriction...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.01.19

Smoke rerun on geriatric Calcutta Metro rake

A three-decade-old Metro rake spewing smoke from its undercarriage while leaving Dum Dum station on Thursday morning triggered panic among passengers and left some of them feeling breathless, includin...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.01.19

Metro to cut services for East-West work

Metro Railway will run 284 trains on weekdays, down from 300, starting this Monday.The official reason for the drop is a speed restriction that will be reimposed on trains entering and leaving Esplana...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.01.19

Rakes cleared, railways wary

Four new air-conditioned Metro rakes that had flunked multiple trials over 18 months before receiving the mandatory safety clearance in December have had their deployment delayed by the fire incident ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.02.20

High court nod for Metro work resumption

The high court on Tuesday issued an order allowing Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation to resume boring of tunnels for East-West Metro in Bowbazar.Work on the project was suspended after a tunnel-boring ma...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.10.19

Sparks and smoke in tunnel halts Metro

Metro services were disrupted for two hours on Monday afternoon after sparks were spotted in the tunnel near Rabindra Sadan station.A damaged cable is suspected to have caused the sparks, said officia...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.09.19

Aarey is govt land, not forest: Fadnavis

Amid protests against the proposed felling of thousands of trees in Mumbai's Aarey Colony to make way for a Metro car shed, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said it is the govern...
By PTI in Pune

India  /  Published 10.09.19

Minister: Blame it on Uber-Ola mindset too

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the slowdown in the automobile sector was because of many factors like the change in the mindset of millennials who prefer taxi aggregators su...
By PTI in Chennai

West Bengal  /  Published 21.02.20

Another 10 months to East-West Metro corridor

Underground tunnelling work for the East West Metro corridor is likely to take 10 more months to be completed, as a key machine has been damaged beyond repair, an international expert committee appoin...
By PTI in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 06.04.19

State gets into pillar fight with Metro

The state government has asked Metro Railway to remove advertisement hoardings from pillars of the New Garia-Airport Metro elevated corridor as it wants to create vertical gardens. It is up to the Met...
By Subhajoy Roy and Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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