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Traders Assembly
West Bengal  /  Published 06.08.19

Gariahat hawkers seek time for new kiosks

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By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.02.19

Flames in Gariahat blaze debris

A fire broke out in the charred portion of Gurudas Mansion in Gariahat on Sunday, less than a month after two sari shops in the landmark five-storey building were gutted.Labourers were clearing the de...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.19

Hurdles in the way of firefighters

Twenty fire tenders took more than 12 hours to douse the flames at Gurudas Mansion at the Gariahat crossing.Firefighters as well as residents of the five-storey building blamed the long duration on a ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.19

Glare on familiar safety flaws

The old, five-storey building at 161/A and 161/B Rashbehari Avenue that caught fire early on Sunday allegedly did not have even a barebones firefighting system comprising an alarm, sprinklers and a re...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.19

Calcutta mayor draws hawker line for crossings

Hawkers will not be allowed to do business within 50ft of “important crossings” anywhere in the city and, wherever it is legal to set up stalls, tarpaulin or plastic cannot be used as a roof or pa...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.19

Pavement stalls compromise safety of Gariahat buildings

Hawkers, who draw power illegally and cook on footpaths, are a safety hazard for buildings in the Gariahat area.A number of residents of the five-storey Gurudas Mansion that caught fire early on Sunda...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.19

Forensic sleuths see stall as seat of fire

Electrical wires entangled in the knitted bamboo ceilings of stalls in front of Gurudas Mansion and joints without any insulation are the focus of the forensic investigation into the fire early on Sun...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.01.19

Bonfire of saris in wedding season

Sari shops Traders Assembly and Adi Dhakeswari Bastralaya were gutted with their warehouses in the peak wedding season when fire broke out early on Sunday at the landmark five-storey building that hou...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 19.03.19

Permanent stalls in flout-zone Hatibagan

Hawkers in Hatibagan are erecting permanent structures on pavements with metal poles and corrugated sheets as sheds, in violation of rules.The stalls are replacing the ones with a bamboo frame and pla...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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