West Bengal  /  Published 18.01.22

Overloading whip awaits officials

The Bengal government has decided to pull up officials in the transport department after asking them to explain how overloaded trucks and other goods vehicles have started plying on the roads when suc...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

News  /  Published 06.01.22

Peak-and-lean transport ache

The fresh curbs imposed by the state government to check the surge in Covid cases have changed the pattern of crowding in public transport. Local and Metro trains and buses are teeming with passenger...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

Business  /  Published 06.01.22

Car sales slump 11% in Dec

Semiconductor shortages continued to impact the auto sector with passenger vehicles retail sales slumping about 11 per cent year-on-year in December, automobile dealers’ body FADA said on Wednes...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 06.01.22

New ticket system for Sagar

To tackle overcrowding at ticket counters for buses and vessels en route to Gangasagar amid the surge in Covid-19 cases, the West Bengal Transport Corporation has launched a combined ticketing system ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

West Bengal  /  Published 27.12.21

Siliguri-Kathmandu bus link

The state-run North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC)will introduce a new bus service between Siliguri and Nepal’s capital Kathmandu from January, NBSTC chairmanPartha Pratim Roy said h...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar


Business  /  Published 14.12.21

Gig workers press for benefits

The Supreme Court on Monday sought the response of the Union government, Zomato and Swiggy besides cab operators Uber and Ola on a petition by the Indian Federation of Application Based Transport Work...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

News  /  Published 10.12.21

Metro Railway steps up efforts to enforce Covid mask mandate

The campaigns were held at several stations, including Dum Dum, Central, Kalighat and Tollygunge. Public announcements were made throughout the day. Posters and banners were also put up across statio...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

India  /  Published 09.12.21

2020 sees spike in road accidents

A total of 47,984 people died due to road accidents on National Highways, including on expressways, during calendar year 2020, Parliament was informed on Thursday. In a written reply to the Lok Sabha...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 09.12.21

Kolkata cyclists lobby parties for right of way

A group of Kolkatans hand-delivered letters to various political parties contesting the upcoming civic polls urging them to speak in favour of allowing cycling in the city.  Cycling has been ban...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 09.12.21

Kolkata Metro sees jump in footfall of maskless passengers

The passenger count of Metro Railway is on the rise with the resumption of tokens. Also on the rise is the number of people without masks. Visits to stations and multiple rides on Wednesday suggeste...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata


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