Traffic Congestion
News  /  Published 06.08.22

Parked cars, traffic violations spark chaos in front of Kolkata airport

A section of app cab drivers as well as those who regularly commute to the airport also park their vehicles in front of the terminal building. As a result of these cars, parked on multiple lanes in f...
By Snehal Sengupta in Kolkata

News  /  Published 05.08.22

Signal clue to Salt Lake First Avenue traffic conundrum

The traffic situation at the PNB Island has improved somewhat after police looked into residents’ grievances but the root of the problem — regulation of the traffic signal at the exit from...
By Brinda Sarkar in Salt Lake

News  /  Published 01.08.22

Widened EM Bypass stretch to be thrown open soon near Metropolitan crossing

A widened stretch of the EM Bypass near the Metropolitan crossing will be thrown open to traffic within a fortnight, promising to bring some respite from snarls at the crossing that is a bottleneck no...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 22.07.22

Martyrs’ Day rally: Two Kolkatas seen on Shahid Divas

Traffic was closed in and around Esplanade in central Kolkata, where tens of thousands of people had converged for the Martyrs’ Day programme of the Trinamul Congress but the city was normal bey...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 21.07.22

Martyrs’ Day rally likely to affect Kolkata traffic

Mamata Banerjee, who visited the July 21 rally venue for an hour on Wednesday evening to oversee the arrangements, issued a public apology for the disruption the event is likely to cause. “We c...
By Our Bureau in Kolkata


News  /  Published 19.07.22

Martyrs’ Day rally prompts closure of some Kolkata schools on July 21

Several city schools have decided to keep their institutions closed on Thursday fearing traffic disruptions because of Mamata Banerjee’s Martyrs’ Day rally in Esplanade on July 21. Severa...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 13.07.22

Kolkata Municipal Corporation moots shift for Burrabazar traders

Among the options discussed was Dankuni, about 20km north-west from Burrabazar and an emerging hub because of its rail and road connectivity.  Dankuni, in Hooghly district, is set to be a termin...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 09.07.22

Kolkata police fix ‘drop & pick up’ points for school pool cars to streamline traffic

Pool cars dropping children to schools on Loudon Street, Rawdon Street, Hungerford Street and Wood Street in the central business district have been asked to drop students at designated points and imm...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 08.07.22

Pay parking fee beyond 30mins for New Town school pick-up or drop-off

According to another senior NKDA official, they have asked the traffic wing of the Bidhannagar commissionerate to ensure that the cars remain parked at the designated parking lots. “If any car ...
By Snehal Sengupta, Jhinuk Mazumdar in New Town

News  /  Published 10.06.22

Airport Metro work spawns traffic snarls on entire route, relief a far cry

The construction of the 29km New Garia-airport Metro corridor has led to blockades on portions of roads, including EM Bypass, on multiple stretches. The width of the carriageway has reduced, resulting...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata


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