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News  /  Published 23.06.22

West Bengal government plans to phase out trams from congested areas of Kolkata

West Bengal transport minister Firhad Hakim told the Assembly on Thursday that the state government has been mulling over a proposal to phase out trams from the congested routes in Kolkata. If the pl...

News  /  Published 26.05.22

1,200 electric buses to replace government fleet in two years

The West Bengal government will replace its existing fleet of buses with 1,200 electric buses in phases in an attempt to reduce carbon footprint and pollution from vehicles, transport minister Firhad ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 22.04.22

Air-conditioned launch service on the Hooghly

Sagari is a 20-seat launch, operated by the West Bengal Transport Corporation. “When booked for parties, one can get their own caterers,” said Rajanivr Singh Kapur, WBTC managing director....
By My Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 06.01.22

New ticket system for Sagar

To tackle overcrowding at ticket counters for buses and vessels en route to Gangasagar amid the surge in Covid-19 cases, the West Bengal Transport Corporation has launched a combined ticketing system ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kalyani

Calcutta  /  Published 16.08.21

Partition museum on wheels opens

The city got a ‘Partition Museum on Wheels’ on Sunday. Transport minister Firhad Hakim inaugurated the museum on India’s freedom struggle and Bengal’s Partition inside a tramc...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 10.08.21

City's first CNG buses to ply from Tuesday

The state government on Monday started the trial run of two CNG-operated buses as part of the transport department’s initiative to replace a large number of diesel-powered buses with environment...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.07.21

Bengal: State buses back on road

Public road transport services resumed in Bengal on Thursday, with the state government having relaxed Covid-19 restrictions, but private buses were few and far between as owners refused to ply them, ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 01.07.21

‘We understand owners’ woes’: Firhad Hakim

The Bengal government on Wednesday appealed to private bus and minibus operators to resume their services on Thursday and assured the owners that their demand for a fare hike would be looked into.&nbs...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 13.02.21

Weekend cruise to Chandernagore

A cruise on the Hooghly will take visitors to Serampore and Chandernagore every Saturday and Sunday. The 11-hour ride, which will have its inaugural run on February 14, will cost Rs 350 and will have...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 25.01.21

Tram routes to be colour-coded

Calcutta is set to have colour-coded tram routes, like the Granton tram network of Edinburgh, from February. “The colours to be assigned to the various routes include pink, red, yellow, violet,...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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