West Bengal Transport Department
News  /  Published 04.03.23

Permit sop to bike-taxi owners in five districts

Permit will be for ‘contract carriage’, says notification issued by transport secretary Saumitra Mohan ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 02.03.23

Two-month deadline extension for installing tracking devices in commercial vehicles

Many of the owners who are yet to abide by the directive have cited costs and lack of clarity on how the devices work...
By Kinsuk Basu

News  /  Published 11.02.23

Policy to scrap old commercial vehicles in West Bengal to be ready soon, sops spelt out

First scrapyard has been planned at the Nilgunge depot of the West Bengal Transport Corporation in Belgharia...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 07.01.23

Calcutta High Court seeks list of illegal autorickshaws in Barrackpore

Petition seeking an order to police to stop ‘hooliganism’ by auto drivers in Barrackpore, North 24-Parganas, led to summon...
By Our Legal Reporter in Kolkata

News  /  Published 02.12.22

West Bengal transport department, not police, to suspend driving licence

The notification — issued a nine-point SOP for punitive action...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata


News  /  Published 16.11.22

March 2023 deadline set for tracking devices for buses, taxis in West Bengal

The state government has been trying to implement the system of installing vehicle-tracking devices with emergency buttons for some time...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 26.05.22

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

West Bengal to pay an amount every month to the companies which will run the buses, maintain them and arrange for drivers...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 31.08.21

Siliguri traffic revamp bid for festive ease

State Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering Directorate, under the state transport department, will be engaged for the job...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 24.08.21

Bid to launch 60 buses before Puja

NBSTC has also sent a proposal to the state transport department, seeking approval to hire drivers and conductors...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 24.07.21

Beacons off, flasher eligibility restricted

The new notification mentions 14 categories of emergency and disaster management authorities allowed to use flashers while on duty...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Calcutta


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