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News  /  Published 12.06.22

Mayor offer for Bowbazar residents

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation will propose to Durga Pituri Lane residents whose houses may have to be pulled down that they allow their new homes to be built in one place instead of separately or ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 03.06.22

Experts from Jadavpur University to revisit Durga Pituri Lane for assessment

Kolkata Municipal Corporation had engaged the JU team in the aftermath of the May 11 collapse. On May 24, it submitted a preliminary report identifying nine buildings as “severely damaged&r...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 30.05.22

Durga Pituri Lane house owners in dark about fate of buildings

The owners of several houses on Durga Pituri Lane in central Kolkata’s Bowbazar, which have been labelled as ‘severely damaged’ by experts from Jadavpur University, said they we...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 30.05.22

Close shave as part of building on Amherst Street collapses

The front portion of a two-storey building in a congested lane off Amherst Street in north Kolkata collapsed on a grocery shop on the ground floor of the building on Sunday morning. Police said the o...
By Our Special Correspondent in Sealdah

News  /  Published 27.05.22

Houses of cards: P&T Housing Complex in Salt Lake reminds one of Mrinal Sen’s Khandhar

There are countless tales of people taking shelter under buildings during the rains and having chunks land at their feet from the fourth floor. Streets in the dark Residents claim that six months a...
By Brinda Sarkar, Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake


News  /  Published 25.05.22

Jadavpur University team puts ‘severely damaged’ tag on nine houses in Durga Pituri Lane

Nine buildings in Bowbazar have been tagged as “severely damaged” by a team that assessed the stability of buildings in the area affected by subsidence caused by East-West Metro work earli...
By Subhajoy Roy, Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 21.05.22

Monsoon brakes on Metro tunneling work in Bowbazar

The tunneling work of East-West Metro in Bowbazar will remain suspended during the monsoon, officials of Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC), implementing agency of the project, said on Friday. Thi...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 20.05.22

East-West Metro design tweak to prevent accident

The design of a ventilation shaft of the East-West Metro corridor at Subodh Mullick Square in central Kolkata was tweaked to prevent an accident like the one on May 11, said officials of the Kolkata M...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

News  /  Published 19.05.22

Bowbazar subsidence to impact key project work

Trial run on the entire stretch of East-West Metro, laying of tracks on a stretch in one of the tunnels and installation of electrical and signalling equipment are some of the vital work that has been...
By Sanjay Mandal, Debraj Mitra in Kolkata


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