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Metro Railway
West Bengal  /  Published 11.02.20

Worry over East-West safety switches

The Metro Railway authorities are worried over possible “misuse” of a couple of safety gadgets that can be accessed and operated by passengers at East-West Metro stations.The first phase of the pr...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.03.19

Tallest tower gets four more floors

The 42, the tallest building coming up in Calcutta, is getting taller with the civic body sanctioning the construction of four more floors following a change in a rule related to buildings within a ki...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.06.19

New AC rake glitch trips Metro for hours

One of the new air-conditioned rakes of Metro Railway was stranded at Sovabazar station following a power failure on Monday evening and several passengers of at least two other trains stuck midway ref...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.11.19

Metro fares up from December 5

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By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.12.18

No place for old flyover in ‘new’ Sealdah

The Sealdah flyover should be pulled down and a taller one built in its place for traffic to be able to move through one of the city’s most congested areas once the East-West Metro hub there becomes...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

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West Bengal  /  Published 01.02.19

Old rakes beyond repair, new ones ‘idle’

Metro Railway’s old and overworked fleet of non-AC rakes are “beyond maintenance” after 25 to 30 years of service, but the transport lifeline has been forced to retain them at the risk of freque...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.05.19

Firm insists on 1000 hours of trial for glitch-free Metro

A European firm fine-tuning the signalling system of East-West Metro will declare the system fit for use only after 1,000 hours of trial, which the company considers necessary to ascertain whether a g...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.04.19

Metro hub 150m from Calcutta airport

An underground Metro Railway station connected to three lines is being built on the airport premises, around 150m from the terminal.“The location was finalised recently and construction has started....
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.02.20

Footfall surge at Noapara station

Metro Railway’s passenger count has fallen since the fare hike in December but the number of people boarding trains at Noapara has gone up, a trend officials are attributing to the closure of the Ta...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.02.20

First phase of East-West Metro unveiled

A 5.3km stretch of East-West Metro, between Sector V and Salt Lake stadium, was inaugurated on Thursday evening.Railways minister Piyush Goyal, who unveiled the stretch, said the rest of the 16.5km co...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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