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Metro Railway
West Bengal  /  Published 02.10.19

Hunt on for suitable new homes

Several residents of houses “beyond repair” in Bowbazar have turned down offers from the East-West Metro authorities to shift to new rented apartments citing reasons such as inconvenient location ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.19

Metro okays puja in Bowbazar

Residents of Bowbazar who had to leave their homes following the August 31 subsidence in the area have been given allowed by Metro authorities to hold Durga Puja. The clearance with riders came on Sat...
By Kinsuk Basu in Bowbazar

West Bengal  /  Published 11.06.19

Calcutta Metro coach makers to send team from Tamil Nadu

A team of engineers from the Integral Coach Factory in Tamil Nadu is expected to visit Calcutta this week to try and fix the problems plaguing the five new rakes of Metro Railway.The affected rakes ha...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.05.19

Why you seldom get an AC Metro in Calcutta

Cool comfort is eluding many Metro Railway passengers at the height of summer because two new air-conditioned rakes have been found unfit to ferry people and fear of snags has restricted the use of ot...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 06.04.19

The joy of watching Federer win

Sir — The legendary Swiss tennis player, Roger Federer, must be congratulated for lifting the 101st title of his remarkable career by beating the defending champion, John Isner, in the final ofthe M...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 21.02.19

Calcutta's Metro seeks nod for cameras inside coaches

Metro Railway has submitted a safety wish list to the Railway Board that includes CCTV cameras inside coaches, fire alarms at stations and ultra-sensitive heat detectors along the tunnels. The transpo...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.02.19

London lessons for Calcutta lifeline

The trains that run on the Piccadilly line of the pioneering London Underground are at least 12 years older than the oldest rakes of the Calcutta Metro but the gulf is reversed in terms of performance...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.12.18

Metro Rail and courage to say sorry to Calcutta

Singapore: A Singapore commuter train bumps into another standing at a station because of a signalling glitch in November last year. Around 30 people are injured but none grievously. The city state’...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.12.18

Calcutta Metro's slow-mo stretch

If she is lucky enough to get a seat during her daily Metro commute to work, Barnali Dutt’s cue to get up is usually the announcement in a familiar female voice: “Station Esplanade.”This gives h...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 08.03.19

Metro upgrade stuck

Metro Railway, Calcutta’s much-loved transport lifeline, is hamstrung by its ageing technology and the government’s reluctance to spend on upgrades.The railway ministry has either rejected or been...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta


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