Metro Railway
Opinion  /  Published 31.12.18

Tunnel vision in India's public transportation network

Denying the existence of serious problems does not make them go away; it only aggravates them further. This lesson was learnt the hard way by Calcutta’s Metro Railway recently when one of its air-co...
By The Editorial Board in

West Bengal  /  Published 27.12.18

Loose part blamed for Metro Railway fire

The fire that stalled a north-bound AC Metro rake between Rabindra Sadan and Maidan stations on Thursday was possibly sparked by a portion of a third-rail current collector coming off the undercarriag...
By Our Bureau in Maidan

West Bengal  /  Published 19.11.18

Calcutta crosses the last Metro hurdle

A temporary level crossing has been set up to speed up the Noapara-Dakshineswar Metro project at a site from which encroachments had been removed about a year ago but access remained a challenge becau...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.02.20

East-West scores over older cousin

More signage, better information and communication system and platform screen doors — Calcuttans got a taste of East-West Metro on the first day of its commercial run on Friday.Trains ran on a 5km s...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.07.19

Calcutta Metro goes soft on door fine

The death of Sajal Kumar Kanjilal had prompted Metro Railway to warn passengers that they would be penalised for trying to prise open closing doors to board a train.Barely 10 days after the fatal acci...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


Opinion  /  Published 28.06.19

The problem with seeking apologies

Sir — The apologies tendered by the former German chancellor, Willy Brandt, and by the former Japanese prime minister, Nobusuke Kishi, deserve special praise. But seeking an apology for sins of the ...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.19

Expense boost for Calcutta Metro funds flow

The railways allotted almost double the money for Calcutta’s Metro projects in 2018-19 compared with the previous fiscal and more than 98 per cent of the allocation was utilised, Metro Railway offic...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.20

Vendetta whiff as Delhi sits on East-West

Unexplained silence from the railway ministry on commissioning the first phase of East-West Metro in Salt Lake has fuelled suspicion whether the Centre is using it as a tool to get even with Bengal ov...
By Sanjay Mandal in Salt Lake

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


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