Kolkata Metro: News

13 Apr 2023


Bengal: India's first underwater metro begins trial run in Hooghly

Kolkata Metro achieved a historic milestone as its rake ran through a tunnel under a river on Wednesday for the first time. Reportedly, the rake only had engineers and officials on board and ran under the Hooghly from Kolkata to Howrah on the other side of the river.

22 Mar 2020

Indian Railways

Coronavirus: Indian Railways cancels all passenger trains till March 31

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, all passenger trains in India have been canceled till March 31, Indian Railways announced on Sunday.

27 Jan 2019


Rs. 150cr tender floated to produce first 'Make-In-India' metro coach

The Modern Coach Factory (MCF) has floated a Rs. 150 crore tender to buy technology and expertise to produce railways' first 'Make in India' international standard coaches for metro trains by 2021, according to sources.

27 Dec 2018

Kolkata Police

Fire breaks out in Kolkata Metro; 11 hospitalized

On Thursday, metro services in Kolkata were disrupted after smoke was detected on a track.

28 Oct 2018

Indian Railways

Railways to spend Rs. 20,000cr towards rolling stock in 2019-20

The Railways would spend an amount of Rs. 20,000 crore towards augmenting rolling stock during 2019-20, an official said Sunday.

10 Oct 2018

West Bengal

Kolkata: Woman harassed, molested by group of 10; all held

A woman in her early 30s was allegedly molested by a group of 10 at a metro station in the southern part of Kolkata, police said.

01 Jul 2018


India needs safe-and-fast railways, not expensive bullet train: 'Metro Man'

Last September marked a landmark in India's transportation system: the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, the country's first, was launched.

26 May 2018


Kolkata Metro: Bomb scare at Rabindra Sadan station

An "abandoned can" lying near an escalator at Kolkata's Rabindra Sadan station today created a flutter as commuters suspected it to be a bomb which turned out to be a hoax, Metro Railway officials said.

01 May 2018

West Bengal

Passengers assault couple for hugging in Kolkata metro, because 'how-can-they'

Another incident of moral policing has reiterated the fact that Indians have some sick problem with love and affection.

16 Apr 2018


Kolkata Metro rake stranded inside tunnel due to electrical snag

A rake of Kolkata Metro got stranded partly inside a tunnel following an electrical snag, creating panic among commuters, Metro railway authority said.

16 Jun 2017


Could 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan be India's next president?

In the lack of confirmation from the BJP, there have been several names doing the rounds as the possible presidential candidate of the NDA.