Calcutta  /  Published 02.10.20

Sealdah diversions

The first of the three-day traffic diversion following the closure of the Sealdah flyover passed without too many glitches on Friday. The number of vehicles on some of the main roads, including APC R...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.02.19

‘Extortion’ finger at rail cops

A section of passengers on the Sealdah-bound Darjeeling Mail have accused Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel of assaulting them at Malda Town station on Saturday night after the cops came to fr...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 26.01.19

Metro to cut services for East-West work

Metro Railway will run 284 trains on weekdays, down from 300, starting this Monday.The official reason for the drop is a speed restriction that will be reimposed on trains entering and leaving Esplana...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.02.20

Flyovers sick, young and old alike

Age: 9 yearsStatus: A portion of the flyover collapsed in 2013. Six years later, in 2019, a crack was detected in one of its piers, forcing an immediate shutdown. CMDA engineers had then said the flyo...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Culture  /  Published 28.04.19

When a train journey becomes an election battleground

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By Prasun Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 18.08.19

Sealdah flyover open to vehicles

The Sealdah flyover was reopened to traffic on Sunday evening after four days.Traffic was barred on the flyover since 6pm on Thursday for a safety audit. The flyover could be shut down again for repai...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.08.19

Sealdah flyover load test derails traffic

Traffic was thrown out of gear in and around Sealdah on Friday, the only working day in the four-day period when the flyover will remain shut to facilitate its safety audit and load test. An engineer ...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.08.19

Sealdah flyover closed for health check-up

The Sealdah flyover was shut down to traffic for four days from 6pm on Thursday to facilitate a safety audit and repairs on the structure. Engineers of the Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority ...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 24.07.19

Four-day closure of Sealdah flyover

 The Sealdah flyover is set to be closed for four days from the afternoon of August 15 to facilitate load-bearing tests on the structure, officials said.A formal notification on the closure is ye...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.04.20

Canning cannot

In the days before the lockdown, the wholesale market in Canning would come alive at 3am. The traders would buy fish and vegetables in bulk, and make a dash for the adjacent train station. In pre-coro...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in


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