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Sajal Kumar Kanjilal
West Bengal  /  Published 02.08.19

Man holds Calcutta Metro doors ajar for talks

The man who was fined Rs 1,000 for allegedly trying to prise open closing door flaps of a Metro train on Thursday was not trying to board the rake but talking to a friend who had got on it, an officia...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.07.19

Calcutta Metro goes soft on door fine

The death of Sajal Kumar Kanjilal had prompted Metro Railway to warn passengers that they would be penalised for trying to prise open closing doors to board a train.Barely 10 days after the fatal acci...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.07.19

Chained to railways, Calcutta metro limps

This is the only city where Metro is run by the railways, a system that urban transportation professionals feel must change for safety and services to improve.Sajal Kumar Kanjilal, who was dragged to ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.07.19

The little-known Calcutta Metro

Clarity is not yet available how a Metro train could move with a passenger’s hand stuck in its door but safety-related features that had not been widely publicised till now have begun to emerge afte...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.07.19

Probe miss by Calcutta Metro passengers

Not one passenger from the train involved in Saturday’s accident turned up to record their statements at the Metro headquarters on Thursday during the second leg of the inquiry into the accident.The...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.07.19

15mm elsewhere, 19mm in Calcutta

Metro Railway had increased the “tolerance limit” of the doors of the new air-conditioned coaches by 4mm to 19mm from the standard 15mm followed by other Metros in India, sources said on Monday.Th...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.07.19

Standard procedure: ‘Haath ghusa kar’

A passenger lunged at a Metro train whose doors were closing and thrust both his hands in to try and prise one of them open on Monday evening, again at Park Street Metro station.What followed offered ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.07.19

Safety boss for platform mirrors

Convex mirrors at the edge of the platforms and upgraded emergency talkback units are among a slew of recommendations made by the commissioner of railway safety on Day I of his probe into Saturday’s...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.09.19

Probe highlights Calcutta Metro safety gaps

Calcutta Metro lacks some standard safety features, an inquiry into a passenger’s death at Park Street station on July 13 has revealed.The report of the commissioner of railway safety (Metro circle)...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 11.09.19

Metro hand report blames passenger

The fatal accident in which a senior citizen’s hand got stuck in a Metro train at Park Street station in July “occurred due to the carelessness of the passenger”, a probe has said.The report of ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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