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News  /  Published 07.12.21

State govt to pay 90% of contract amount for civic poll duty to Kolkata bus operators

On Monday, senior officials assured the operators they would receive at least 90 percent of the total contract amount before buses and minibuses were requisitioned for the December 19 elections across...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 07.12.21

Monday downpour during exam time poses challenges for Kolkata schools

Some parents said they could not get an app cab in the morning - the app showed “No cars available.” “I tried two operators and then after 15 minutes I decided not to wait anymore b...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 05.12.21

East-West Metro introduces QR-code ticket

East-West Metro introduced a QR-code based online ticketing system from Saturday. To avail the facility, the Metro Ride Kolkata app has to be downloaded from Google Play Store. A new user has to sign...
By The Telegraph

Business  /  Published 01.12.21

Shriram promoters vest powers on panel

Financial services conglomerate Shriram Group on Tuesday announced a succession plan that entails the formation of a board of management to oversee promoters interest. The promotership of the group h...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

News  /  Published 28.11.21

Bengal govt sets July 2022 as deadline for vehicle-tracking project

The Bengal government has set a tentative deadline of July 2022 for installing a vehicle-tracking system, CCTVs and panic buttons in passenger vehicles across the state as part of passenger security p...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

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News  /  Published 26.11.21

Tokens back at Kolkata Metro counters after 21 months

Commuters bought the tokens from the counter or from vending machines installed in the concourse areas of some stations, placed them on the smart gates while entering a platform and while leaving, dep...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 25.11.21

Overnight state-run Volvo buses to Kolkata

State-run Volvo buses will now connect Purulia, Jhargram, Farakka and Asansol to Kolkata with most of the buses travelling overnight. Senior officers of the South Bengal State Transport Corporation (...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 23.11.21

Kolkata Metro tokens to be available from November 25

Tokens will be back for Metro Railway passengers from Thursday, the carrier said.  “Tokens are going to be re-introduced in North-South and East-West Metro from November 25. These tokens w...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

News  /  Published 17.11.21

Some students reach Kolkata schools on cycle

Some students of Sanskrit Collegiate School in central Kolkata cycled to class so they could avoid using public transport. At least 10 students who used to avail buses, rode bicycles as parents feare...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kolkata

News  /  Published 12.11.21

Weekend Metro services for all Kolkata commuters

Metro Railway’s weekend services, allotted only for railway employees and ‘essential service providers‘, will be available for all commuters starting November 20.  “We wi...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata


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