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News  /  Published 24.09.22

Tallah bridge to open as Hemanta Setu on Mahalaya

The first half of Saturday will be spent clearing the remains of the structure, including nails, from the bridge and putting some last-minute finishing touches.    “A small bit of mas...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 24.09.22

Puja rush starts a week ahead of special police deployment, traffic crawls in Kolkata

In the north, in Lake Town, The Telegraph spotted people crowding outside an unfinished pandal and disrupting traffic. Multiple carpenters and decorators were seen working on pillars trying to finish ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri, Snehal Sengupta in Kolkata

News  /  Published 23.09.22

Tallah bridge inaugurated as Hemanta Setu after two years

The reconstructed Tallah bridge was inaugurated on Thursday, a little over two years after the earlier 60-year-old structure was pulled down. The bridge’s inauguration means an office-goer...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 23.09.22

Kolkatans ready to enjoy ‘revenge puja’ after 2 years of Covid with a week’s early start

“The city is enjoying ‘revenge puja’ after two years of Covid, doubly energised by the Unesco inscription (of Kolkata’s Durga Puja on its list of intangible cultural heritage),...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Kolkata

News  /  Published 22.09.22

Craters dot Belgharia Expressway, NHAI keen to engage IIT to study subsidence

Subhadeep Halder, a resident of Mathkal, was flung off his scooter while riding home two weeks back. “The front wheel of my scooter skidded while I was trying to negotiate a pothole. I fell and...
By Snehal Sengupta in Belgharia Expressway

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News  /  Published 20.09.22

Traffic and crowd management around VIP Road pujas throws up challenge for cops

Traffic management and crowd control on VIP Road in northeast Kolkata during Durga Puja emerged as a major concern at a meeting organised by the Bidhannagar commissionerate on Monday. The meeting was...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

News  /  Published 15.09.22

EM Bypass to be widened for Garia-Airport Metro link pillar work

An engineer of the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), the custodian of the Bypass, said the KMDA had given permission to RVNL to cordon off the Bypass. An approval from the police will...
By Subhajoy Roy

News  /  Published 14.09.22

Nabanna Abhiyan triggers disruption across arteries in Kolkata

Babughat: As the Howrah bridge was closed to traffic, those who were commuting between Kolkata and Howrah chose to avail themselves of the ferry service. Many residents of Howrah who work in Kolkata s...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 02.09.22

After Burj Khalifa chaos, crowd control worries at Bidhannagar pre-Puja meet

Crowd control emerged as a major concern at a meeting organised by the authorities to discuss safety measures with puja committees. Held at Divinity Pavilion, Golaghata, on Sunday, the meeting was pr...
By Showli Chakraborty in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 02.09.22

Diversions worked as vehicles kept moving skirting Durga Puja Unesco rally

Many Kolkatans this newspaper spoke to said they either travelled by Metro or did not step out of home at all fearing snarls. A group of women from Jadavpur travelling to Paikpara took Metro from Rab...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri, Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata


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