News  /  Published 21.10.21

More newer rakes in Kolkata Metro fleet

For the first time in many years, the newer rakes outnumber the older ones in the Kolkata Metro fleet, long dubbed as “ageing and snag-prone”.  The Kolkata Metro fleet now comprises ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

News  /  Published 15.10.21

Late-night suburban trains cancelled to dissuade Durga Puja revellers

The railways on Thursday cancelled 13 pairs of late-night suburban special trains from Howrah and Sealdah on Navami to prevent overcrowding at Kolkata’s Puja pandals.     Se...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 07.10.21

Metro trains from 10am to 11pm on Durga Puja days

Metro Railway will run 204 trains daily from Saptami to Navami (October 12 to 14), the carrier said on Wednesday. The first trains will leave the terminal stations at 10am. The last will leave Dum Du...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 07.10.21

NBSTC introduces double-decker bus in Cooch Behar

The North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) introduced the double-decker bus in Cooch Behar town on Wednesday after a gap of six years. Sources in NBSTC said it has been decided at the board...
By Main Uddin Chisti

News  /  Published 06.10.21

E-vehicles exempt from RTA permit

The state government on Tuesday said a regional transport authority (RTA) permit would not be required for e-vehicles used as public transport or to ferry goods, a move aimed at promoting the environm...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata


News  /  Published 01.10.21

More north-south Metro trains from Monday

Ten additional trains will be added to the weekday Metro fleet from Monday, the carrier said. “Metro will run 266 daily services instead of 256 from Monday to Friday from October 4,” said...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

States  /  Published 27.09.21

Sikkim plea on Bengal road permits

Sikkim has sought a review of the reciprocal transport agreement with Bengal so as to increase the number of permits for both passenger and goods vehicles registered in the Himalayan state to enter Be...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Siliguri

News  /  Published 23.09.21

June 2022 target for East-West Metro

The East-West Metro corridor in Kolkata is looking at completion by the middle of next year, a Union minister and project officials said on Wednesday. “The target for completing the entire corr...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya , Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 21.09.21

Four helipads to be set up in remote locations of Sunderbans

The state government will set up four permanent helipads in remote and strategic locations of the Sunderbans and coastal South 24-Parganas in a bid to reach out to these pockets during cyclones or flo...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 17.09.21

Double-decker bus to hit Cooch Behar again

The North Bengal State Transport Corporation has decided to re-introduce double-decker bus service in Cooch Behar ahead of the festive season to attract tourists to the heritage town. “We have ...
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar


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