Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicKolkata metro

Topic: Kolkata metro

100 years in the making, why Kolkata’s east-west corridor is world’s slowest metro project

The British had conceptualised a metro across the Hooghly river in 1921. But the east-west Line 2 of the Kolkata Metro is unlikely to be completed even by 2021.

India’s first underwater metro in Kolkata to be finally ready by March 2022

Kolkata Metro expects to complete East-West project, which is partly under Hooghly river, by March 2022 after a delay of several years doubled costs.

Delhi said no but Mamata got Kolkata Metro to change route — now houses are collapsing

Official letters accessed by ThePrint reveal several agencies had opposed realignment of the East-West Metro corridor route back in 2012.

10-year-old Kolkata Metro project faces new delay as tunnelling leads to building collapse

The two buildings that collapsed in Kolkata Tuesday were among 18 in the Bowbazar area that had developed cracks during work for the East-West Metro project.

A well-planned and efficient Delhi Metro: Tracing 16-year journey of capital’s lifeline

Metro, launched by Vajpayee in 2002, is now world’s 3rd largest rapid transit system, setting global standards for cleanliness & sustainability.

On Camera

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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