Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday June 16, 2015
Union Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo on Monday said the first phase of the long-awaited East-West Metro Rail in Kolkata is likely to be commissioned in December 2017, six months ahead of the projected date.
India News | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Tuesday May 12, 2015
Delhi's Metro service was halted at 12.38 pm today, soon after a big earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale hit Nepal today, with tremors were felt across much of North and East India, including the capital.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday April 26, 2015
Six military aircraft are operational in Kathmandu but India hopes to push the figure to 13 by tonight, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said after a review of relief operations following the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Over 2,400 people died after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake on Saturday. More than 60 people died in India.
Kolkata News | Agencies | Sunday April 26, 2015
Kolkata metro services were halted briefly on Sunday as a safety measure after fresh tremors hit the city and other parts of West Bengal following a 6.7 magnitude earthquake in Nepal.
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 22, 2015
Metro railway services were disrupted after a moving train came to a halt on the tracks due to technical glitches between Belgachia and Shyambazar stations.
Cities | Written by Monideepa Banerjee | Friday February 6, 2015
Mamata Banerjee is already big on Facebook and Twitter. But now she has decided to go WiFi and take all of Kolkata with her. On Thursday evening, the West Bengal chief minister put Kolkata's Park Street on the WiFi highway. All of Kolkata will have WiFi by April end, making the City of Joy the first WiFi enabled metro in India.
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 9, 2014
Authorities of Kolkata's Metro Railway have arranged special services this year during Durga Puja, which starts on October 1, for the convenience of revellers.
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Monday July 7, 2014
West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra today admitted that there were few government buses running in the metropolis and taxi refusals were rampant.
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 3, 2014
Train services in Kolkata Metro were affected tonight for an hour after a crack was noticed in the rail track in one of the stations, Metro Rail officials said.
Kolkata News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday June 23, 2014
Hundreds of passengers in a Kolkata metro train were trapped in a tunnel between Park Street and Maidan stations on Monday following a technical snag, sparking panic.
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Monday June 23, 2014
The passengers of a Kolkata Metro train had to spend nearly two hours inside a tunnel this morning when a south-bound non-AC metro rake developed snag after soon leaving Park Street station.
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Saturday March 1, 2014
Disrupting metro services during peak office hours, an old man committed suicide at the Kalighat metro station in Kolkata this morning, officials said.
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 14, 2014
Metro Railway services were temporarily disrupted today as a 60-year-old man allegedly jumped to his death on its tracks at Rabindra Sadan station.
Kolkata News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Saturday January 4, 2014
Sporadic protests continued today in Kolkata against the death of a 16-year-old who was gang-raped twice in October last year.
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Sunday December 22, 2013
City metro riders were presented a Christmas gift in advance with the introduction of Sunday morning services.
Kolkata News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday October 24, 2013
The Kolkata Metro railway fares will go up between 25 per cent and over 100 per cent for various distances from November 7, the railway board announced on Wednesday.
Kolkata News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday October 16, 2013
Hours after the Kolkata Metro Railway formally announced that the fares would be raised from October 18, Minister of State for Railways Adhir Chowdhury stalled the move saying there was a need for review the increased tariff.
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday October 15, 2013
Kolkata's Metro Railway, the first underground railway system in the country, today decided to raise fares drastically after 13 years.
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 18, 2013
The Union Minister of State for Railways Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury today hinted at fare hike of Kolkata Metro Railway to offset the "huge losses" in revenue.
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Friday August 30, 2013
Alert officials of Kolkata Metro Railway today saved the life of a middle-aged woman who allegedly tried to commit suicide by jumping on the tracks.
Hyderabad News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 8, 2013
Visa-on-Arrival facility for tourists will now be available at four more international airports across the country, besides the four existing metro cities.
Kolkata News | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday July 30, 2013
This is the second such instance of molestation in a Metro train within seven days. Last Tuesday, two people, including a college student, were arrested from Dum Dum station for molesting the daughter-in-law of a senior Metro official.
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday July 24, 2013
Two youths were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly molesting a woman while travelling in the Metro, police said.
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Monday July 15, 2013
Kolkata is the most expensive metropolis for a night out for two while Ahmedabad is a budget-friendly metro city, a survey has found.