Suvendu Adhikari
Calcutta  /  Published 30.06.20

Sharp drop in bus count across Calcutta

Over the past few weeks the state government had cajoled the owners of about 1,900 buses into rolling out their vehicles. On Monday, the count came down to 900. More and more private bus operators ar...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 31.05.20

Registration of cars from June 1

Registration of vehicles will start at motor vehicle offices from June 1 with fewer employees at lower levels, the transport department has decided.Cash counters will remain open between 10.30am and 3...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.05.20

Bengal rules out bus fare hike

The fares of private buses will not be increased and the government will try to bring in more state buses to cater to the rising demand, transport minister Suvendu Adhikari said on Saturday.“The far...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 14.05.20

Government suggests bus fare tweak

The transport department on Wednesday proposed to private bus operators to work out a model for fare revision for the government to consider so that services can resume from May 18.Transport minister ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.03.20

Text updates for driving licence plea status

The transport department will send text messages updating an applicant for a driver’s licence about the status of the application at every stage so that he or she is not fleeced by touts, who extort...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.02.20

Minister to unveil bust of language martyr

Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari will inaugurate a bust of Abul Barkat in Murshidabad’s Salar on Friday, which is the 21st International Mother Language Day. The Mother Language Day was announced...
By Alamgir Hossain in

West Bengal  /  Published 25.01.20

Phone peril in app cabs

Actress Sonam Kapoor had recently tweeted of her “scariest experience” with Uber in London saying she was “super shaken”. In Calcutta, hundreds of people using app cabs, particularly at night,...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.01.20

Driver loses licence for talking on phone

The transport department on Wednesday revoked the licence of a man who was spotted by transport minister Suvendu Adhikari talking on a mobile phone while driving a small bus ferrying schoolchildren.Of...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.10.19

TMC leader killed inside party office in Panskura

A Trinamul leader was shot dead inside a party office in East Midnapore’s Panskura on Monday night.While Trinamul accused the BJP of the murder of Kurban Shah, 32, Trinamul’s working president in ...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Panskura

West Bengal  /  Published 27.08.19

Bengal drags feet on stiff road rule

State transport minister Suvendu Adhikari on Tuesday said the Bengal government was not going to implement immediately the new motor vehicles act, which is scheduled to become effective from September...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta


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