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Railway team examines Kolkata metro rake, suggests convex mirrors for better view after death of senior citizen

The inspecting team asked Metro officials to install convex mirrors so that the motorman gets the full view of the platform, said Indrani Bandopadhyay, chief public relations officer of Kolkata metro.

FIR filed against Kolkata Metro authority for causing death due to negligence

Commission of Railway Safety to start independent probe after the death of a 66-year-old passenger, whose hand had got stuck in the train door and was dragged for nearly 60 metres as it started moving


Kolkata: FIR lodged against Metro Railway after death of senior citizen

According to fellow passengers, 66-year-old Sajal Kumar Kanjilal was trying to board a crowded Kabi Subhash-bound train from the Park Street Metro station Saturday when the doors of the third compartment closed with his hand inside.

Senior citizen dies after hand gets stuck between Kolkata Metro doors

The incident took place at the Park Street Metro Station. The deceased was identified as Sajal Kumar Kanjilal, who was a resident of Bosepukur Road in South Kolkata.

Man dies after his hand gets stuck between Kolkata Metro doors; Mamata Banerjee orders inquiry

The passengers blamed the Metro Railway authorities for negligence. They raised questions regarding the sensor of the doors that did not work at the time of the incident.

Kolkata Metro services to start earlier on weekends from July 1

“On Sunday, services will start from 9 am instead of 9.50 am,” said an official. The timing of the last Noapara-bound Metro from Kavi Subhash has been extended to 9.25 pm instead of 8.50 pm on weekdays.


Fire in Kolkata Metro train: Central body suggests more surveillance inside coaches

The report recommended surveillance systems inside coaches with recording facilities through the control room. It has also advised to play real-time footage for the motorman to take quick action in case of any emergency.

Fire dept starts separate probe: Central govt body to look into Metro fire

Confirming the fire department probe, Chief Operations Manager of Metro Railways Kolkata Satyaki Nath told The Sunday Express, “We have received a notice under section 35 of the West Bengal Fire Services Act 1950

Fire in Kolkata Metro train, passengers claim delay in rescue services

Passengers claimed they kept calling the helpline number, but the rescue team only reached much later.

Several passengers taken ill after smoke in Kolkata metro coach

Metro Rail Kolkata tweeted about the incident between Rabindra Sadan and Maidan. It also asked the passengers not to panic. The fire was put off by metro staff through water from fire hydrants.

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A sneak peek into Kolkata Metro's East-West line

On an average, 7 lakh commuters will cross the Hooghly on the East-West Metro to Kolkata. The eventual route from Howrah Maidan to Sector V in Salt Lake will accommodate 12 stations