West Bengal Metro

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Kolkata Metro Takes 1st Maiden Under River Journey

The most awaited metro, the Kolkata Metro undertook its first maiden under-river journey through a tunnel under the Hooghly river from Mahakaran to Howrah. Metro Rail's general manager P Uday Kumar Reddy, along with other senior officials of the Metro Rail and the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited, travelled from Mahakaran to Howrah Maidan station on rake no-613, which crossed Hooghly river, creating history after 39-years again in metro… read-more

Thu, 13 Apr 2023 - 09:58 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: National news, Transport, Metro Under River, Kolkata Metros, Hooghly River.

Courtesy: India Today

Representational image of NGT

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NGT Forms Committee To Look Into Fly Ash Pollution In Hooghly River

Hearing a petition filed by Dakhsinbanga Matsyajibi Forum, NGT created an expert-committee to investigate the fly-ash pollution of Hooghly river on National Waterway 97. The committee comprises of experts from CPCB, WB-PCB and South-24 Pargana DM. Last year, at least five barges carrying fly-ash from India to Bangladesh were capsized into Hooghly that polluted river and subsequently affected fishing industry. Sunderbans' fragile-ecosystem and… read-more

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 - 01:56 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: NGT, Expert Committee, Fly-ash pollution, Hooghly River., Water pollution, indo-bangladesh boder

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Howrah Bridge

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Kolkata: WBTC to Launch Cruise Ride on Hooghly River for just Rs 39

Tourists visiting Kolkata can experience a cruise ride of 90-mins on Hooghly river alongside Kolkata's heritage Landmarks from October 1. Reportedly, the service will be a round trip from Millennium Park Jetty, and costs Rs 39. The cruise will sail every day from 4-6 pm with additional two hours on the weekends. WBTC Managing Director Rajanvir Singh Kapur said, "the idea is to make heritage river cruise experience affordable and popular".

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 - 07:41 PM / by Akash Singhal

Tags: Kolkata, West Bengal, WBTC, Hooghly River.