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News  /  Published 18.04.22

3 Covid passengers from Delhi, Kolkata prompt Hong Kong to ban AI flights till April 24

Moreover, all international passengers are required to take a post-flight COVID-19 test on the airport premises in Hong Kong. “The three passengers on Air India's AI316 Delhi-Kolkata-H...
By PTI in Kolkata

News  /  Published 18.04.22

Kolkatans bid adieu to the facemask in season of low Covid

An official at Acropolis Mall said they were implementing the mask mandate with vigour. “There can be one or two stray incidents (of not wearing masks). But we are implementing the mask mandate,...
By Debraj Mitra, Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 18.04.22

Right direction: Public transport

Calcutta has a much-maligned public transport system, congested buses, venom-spewing, ancient taxis and autorickshaws driven on spurious fuel — kata tel — being some of its ignom...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 16.04.22

Trolleybus to run with tram power on trial basis on Kolkata streets

The city will have a trial run for a trolleybus that will draw power from electric cables meant for trams, transport minister Firhad Hakim said last Saturday. If the trial works out, the state govern...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

Lifestyle  /  Published 14.04.22

Ditch the muggle traffic with these magical modes of travel

We recommend that you book tickets for Hogwarts Express on those weekends when you feel like getting away. With its comfy coaches and slow pace, this would be the perfect slow ride around the city, ta...
By Upasya Bhowal

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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


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