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West Bengal  /  Published 22.05.22

PWD jobs to plug wage hole

The Bengal public works department has directed its executive engineers to identify its ongoing and upcoming projects where card-holders under the Centre’s 100-day rural job scheme MGNREGA can b...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

News  /  Published 09.05.22

Pothole repair forces closure of Taratala flyover flank on Sunday

Police said they allowed light vehicles on the flank from 9am till noon, when traffic was again suspended because of repairs. “Normal traffic resumed on the flank around 3.30pm, after the repai...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri, Kinsuk Basu in Taratala

West Bengal  /  Published 22.04.22

PWD starts Balason bridge repair

The state public works department has initiated the task of installing iron reinforcements to ease the load of a damaged pillar of the Balason river bridge and restore normal traffic ahead of the mons...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

News  /  Published 09.03.22

‘Zero-emission’ German technology mastic asphalt for Red Road

Red Road, which served as a British airstrip roughly for three years during World War II, will get its top cover re-laid with a layer of mastic asphalt which will be prepared using a ‘zero-emiss...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 05.03.22

Tallah bridge set to miss April deadline

“A lot remains to be done before a 240m-long span over the tracks is covered with concrete deck slabs,” said an engineer. Also, the construction of the two approach roads to the bridge &m...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

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West Bengal  /  Published 23.02.22

Bridge partially shut for repairs

The district administration decided to close one of the two bridges partially over Mahananda river in Siliguri from Tuesday to February 27 for repairs. The curb led to traffic congestion in the regio...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

News  /  Published 14.01.22

Covid pushes back Tallah bridge timeline by few months

The deadline for completion of the construction of the Tallah bridge in north Kolkata could get pushed by a few months from end-April owing to shortage of skilled workers, many of whom have tested pos...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 06.12.21

Hellish road to birders’ paradise

A popular destination for birdwatchers in Cooch Behar district hardly sees any footfall owing to its potholed connecting road, a 9km-long stretch of the state highway. Every year in winter, Rashik Be...
By Our Correspondent in Cooch Behar

West Bengal  /  Published 03.12.21

Balason bridge opens to traffic today

Vehicular movement will resume on Balason river bridge on NH31, northwest of Siliguri, from Friday afternoon, senior officials of Siliguri Metropolitan Police said here on Thursday. Since October 20,...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 30.11.21

Brows raised over Gurung trip

Bimal Gurung announced just last month from Darjeeling hills that he would not contest the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) elections, a body he had accepted to accelerate development in th...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling


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