News  /  Published 28.05.22

Tax relief in West Bengal for vehicles powered by green fuels

The state transport department has issued a notification waiving the motor vehicles tax, additional tax and registration fees for all CNG and battery-powered two-wheelers and cars from April 1, 2022, ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

States  /  Published 28.05.22

Sikkim govt to ply buses to 2 tourist hotspots

The Sikkim state government will in the next few days introduce bus services for tourists wishing to go to the Chhangu (Tsomgo) Lake and Baba Mandir, two prominent destinations in eastern part of the ...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri

News  /  Published 27.05.22

Cycle rickshaws ply in New Market, Kolkata police oblivious

Cycle rickshaws have made their entry into roads around New Market, Lindsay Street and the surrounding areas in central Kolkata to drop or pick up passengers. Traffic rules bar cycle rickshaws from p...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 27.05.22

Taxi touts fleece 3 to 5 times the actual fare from fliers at Kolkata airport

The situation was similar at one of the prepaid taxi booking counters outside the terminal that he visited. “Hundreds of people had queued up for taxis,” he recounted. After several app c...
By Snehal Sengupta in Dum Dum

News  /  Published 26.05.22

1,200 electric buses to replace government fleet in two years

The West Bengal government will replace its existing fleet of buses with 1,200 electric buses in phases in an attempt to reduce carbon footprint and pollution from vehicles, transport minister Firhad ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata


News  /  Published 24.05.22

Kolkata police reroute plan sends autos off roads in Ultadanga

The police said three-wheelers dominated most of the road space around Bidhannagar railway station, a melting pot for passengers who use the suburban network from Bongaon and Barrackpore to reach Kolk...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 18.05.22

Kolkata transporter loses Rs 70,000 in QR code scam

The money was debited from Kumar’s account while the truck driver was waiting at the Fort William gate, the police said. Kumar first reported the matter to Hastings police station, where he was...
By Our Special Correspondent in Red Road

News  /  Published 17.05.22

New Town gets 5 CNG buses from Sukhobrishti to Ultadanga

The Telegraph had reported in April about the township’s lack of transport options and the residents’ demand for more buses linking New Town with other parts of the city. The need for ade...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.22

Civic volunteer ‘beats up’ bus driver

A driver in the South Bengal State Transport Corporation (SBSTC) was allegedly assaulted by a civic volunteer on duty on a highway in North Dinajpur district on Monday morning. Prithwish Biswas, the ...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

News  /  Published 15.05.22

IIT Kharagpur studies pros and cons of shared transport to school

Shared transport necessary to minimise traffic congestion...
By Our Correspondent


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