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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

India  /  Published 09.06.20

'Avoid bus, pay for office car'

A section of mid-level companies is asking employees to avoid public transport and reach their workplaces either by private vehicles or by paying for office-arranged transport.The fear that lax social...
in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 08.10.18

Lessons from the London bus system

I’ve always loved the bus system in London, but as time passes I’ve begun to value it more and more. If you’re not one of those people who need to topple out of bed and into office at a certain ...
By Ruchir Joshi

West Bengal  /  Published 26.10.18

Transport feather in Calcutta cap

The city offers the maximum number of and most affordable travel options compared with the other metros in the country.This is the finding of a study done across 20 cities — covering over 43,000 res...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Auto  /  Published 03.05.20

Covid-19 pandemic aftermath: Used cars in demand

Operators in the used car business expect sales to rise as more people will prefer personal vehicles to public transport in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. “With the Covid-19 pandemic, consu...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

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Calcutta  /  Published 01.05.20

Social-distancing economics worries bus owners

The Bengal government has asked the district magistrates of seven districts that have been identified as Covid-19 green zones to make a realistic assessment of the bus routes where services can resume...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 24.01.19

Could trams save Calcutta?

Calcutta witnessed a series of firsts during the latter half of 2018. First fashion store on wheels in September, and first restaurant on tracks a month later. Novel ideas and potential tourist attrac...
By Anamitra Anurag Danda

Business  /  Published 31.05.20

Refiners rush to ramp up capacity

The oil industry expects fuel demand to start limping back to the pre-Covid period from this month with the relaxation in lockdown and increased movement of vehicles across the country.Analysts said a...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 28.01.19

Battling pollution with free public transport

In early 2018, ‘Car Nation’ Germany surprised the world with a radical proposal of free public transportation to reduce the use of cars in five cities: Bonn, Essen, Reutlingen, Mannheim and the to...
By Atanu Biswas

West Bengal  /  Published 26.12.19

Bengal government to revise rent of contract carriages

The Bengal transport department has decided to revise the rates of contract carriages or vehicles which are booked to carry passengers in the Darjeeling district.The revision will be the first since 2...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri


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