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
Courtesy: India Today
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
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
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".
Courtesy: The Times Of India