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Calcutta  /  Published 11.11.20

Fewer buses can pose transport challenge

Howrah station used to see 950,000 commuters travelling on suburban trains daily before the pandemic. And the bus terminus used to see close to 2,500 buses moving in and out till late at night. On We...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 30.10.20

Sikkim dharna on transport lifted

The Sikkim Progressive Youth Forum (SPYF) on Thursday night called off its over week-long dharna in support of the demand for the restoration of the pre-Covid public transportation arrangement after a...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 21.10.20

Sanitise terminals & markets: Bengal govt

A spike in Covid-19 cases ahead of Durga Puja prompted the Bengal government to ask all districts to launch a special sanitisation drive in crowded zones, especially marketplaces and bus terminals. D...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Calcutta  /  Published 22.09.20

When the city streets are car-free

Tuesday is World Car-free Day. Like last year, Kolkata Cycle Samaj wants to celebrate the day and spell out a few of its demands. The cyclists’ association based in the city stresses that as im...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.09.20

New Town looks to fill Metro gap

The New Town authorities are exploring the most environment-friendly mode of public transport for a 7.5km stretch that will not be connected by the New Garia-Airport Metro, a Hidco official said on Mo...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

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Calcutta  /  Published 24.07.20

Rush to reach airport before lockdown

Most flights flew in and out and public transport was available outside the airport terminal on Thursday. Airport officials said hundreds of passengers who were booked on Thursday’s flights had...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.07.20

Flights on but transport uncertain

Flights will operate to and from the Calcutta airport during the lockdown on Thursday, Saturday and next Wednesday, airport officials said, but there might not be any public transport for passengers. ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 10.07.20

Commuting in Corona times

Bus stops these days aren’t what they used to be. The crowd is gone. Commuters no longer spill on to the road or run behind buses. Auto drivers kill time sleeping in their vehicles in the absenc...
By Brinda Sarkar

Calcutta  /  Published 02.07.20

Promise for new look into bus demand

First a hint of stick, then the carrot. On Tuesday, the state government had threatened to requisition private buses if they did not hit the roads within 24 hours. On Wednesday, the government assur...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.12.19

Bus woes in Dhanbad

As many as 56 of the 70 city buses, meant for providing affordable means of transport, are rusting away at the Dhanbad Municipal Corporation’s (DMC) parking lot in Bartand, forcing commuters to trav...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad


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