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Transport
News  /  Published 12.02.22

Lack of students forces school bus operators to try new routes in and around Kolkata

In Delhi Public School New Town, 38 of the 100 buses are running, 14 of 32 in Indus Valley World School and one-third of vehicles in Asian International School. At South City International Schoo...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 10.02.22

Penalty for delayed fitness test waived in exchange for token fine

Owners of all commercial vehicles can now pay Rs 1,500 for failing to undertake a fitness test on time, irrespective of the pending fines for the failure, and appear for one after paying the test char...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

News  /  Published 05.02.22

Parents plead for school bus services for students in Kolkata

The applications have come both from parents of students who had not enrolled for bus services in the pre-pandemic times as well as those who had withdrawn their children’s names from bus servic...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 05.02.22

Traffic fines of Rs 194 crore remain unpaid in Kolkata for at least six years

From 2016 till 2021, the police have imposed traffic fines totalling around Rs 476 crore, of which around Rs 282 crore have been paid. The unpaid amount till the end of 2021 was around Rs 194 crore. ...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 04.02.22

IISc-incubated startup launches India’s 1st biological transport and storage medium mWRAPR

The mWRAPR helps in preserving genetic content in all types of biological samples including microbiomes, saliva, cells, tissues, blood, body fluids and faecal tubes ...
By PTI

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News  /  Published 04.02.22

Track crack stalls Metro services on north-south route

A “fracture” in one of the tracks meant for New Garia-bound trains disrupted Metro services for close to three hours in the north-south section on Thursday morning, tormenting rush hour pa...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 04.02.22

Fearing raid, owners take ‘unfit’ buses off roads in Kolkata

The number of public vehicles in Kolkata without a valid certificate of fitness is 10,818. According to the list, accessed by this newspaper, the public vehicles in and around Kolkata with lapsed fitn...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri, Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 04.02.22

Outgrown uniform says it all for students in Kolkata schools

Transport: Classes have resumed but not all schools have rolled out buses, a challenge for parents, many of whom have gone back to work and could not make arrangements to send their children to school...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 01.02.22

Mini bus involved in Esplanade accident ran without papers for 3 years

It took the bus to topple on one of the city’s busiest roads for police and the transport authorities to wake up to the gross violation of rules. State transport minister Firhad Hakim said on M...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 31.01.22

Central nod to second Balason bridge

The Union ministry of road transport and highways has sanctioned a proposal for an alternative bridge over Balason river along NH 31 but is yet to elaborate on the funds required for the project. &ld...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri


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