News  /  Published 14.04.22

New Town residents demand more buses

Residents of New Town are demanding more buses to improve the township’s connectivity to other parts of the city. The need for adequate public transport is being felt acutely now as most Covid-...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

News  /  Published 13.04.22

IIT professor proposes audit of Kolkata tram routes to boost sustainable transport

While a range of key issues came up for discussion – from solar power to green housing to flooding – the issue of transport, particularly trams, dominated the discussion. “We are at...
By The Plurals News Network

News  /  Published 07.04.22

Fuel price hike hits public transport in Kolkata

Unable to meet the expenses required to make their vehicles ‘road-worthy’ amid rise in fuel prices, several app cab owners have kept their vehicles off roads, while many others have s...
By Kinsuk Basu

News  /  Published 06.04.22

United Nations panel pats Kolkata for public transport

In chapter 5 of the 2,900-plus-page report, Kolkata’s transport model figures among nine international case studies showcased.  Apart from the one on Kolkata, the case studies are from Indo...
By Jayanta Basu

West Bengal  /  Published 06.04.22

Buses bear brunt of diesel price hike

Almost half of the private bus owners in north Bengal have stopped running their vehicles in the region and to Assam and Bihar because of galloping diesel prices.  The price of diesel — in...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri


News  /  Published 02.04.22

Uber fares up by 12 per cent in Kolkata, riders wonder about AC

Uber on Friday said it was increasing trip fares by 12 per cent in Kolkata to support driver earnings following the fuel price hike, but commuters have one raging question: will the car AC be switched...
By Anasuya Basu in Ballygunge

Opinion  /  Published 31.03.22

Letters to the Editor: Public transport can ease the pain of fuel price hikes

Choose wisely Sir — The Russian invasion of Ukraine has triggered a global energy crisis, leaving countries struggling to meet their internal demands. In India, fuel prices were hiked six times...
By The Telegraph

Jharkhand  /  Published 29.03.22

39-year-old run over by truck

A 39-year-old man was killed on the spot and a youth seriously injured as a mini-truck they were trying to intercept hit them near Tata Main Hospital in Bistupur on Tuesday moon.  The mini-truck...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 29.03.22

Workers join two-day strike

Banking operations and public transport were hit in several states as thousands of workers joined a two-day strike against the Union government’s policies. Essential services, however, were not ...

News  /  Published 28.03.22

Local train services on Sealdah division disrupted on Sunday

The carcass of a wild tusker was found from a paddy field in Maharajaghat under Rajganj block of Jalpaiguri on the fringes of Baikunthapur forest division on Sunday morning. “Some local residen...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata


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