Petrol and diesel prices surged to record levels on Thursday as oil marketing companies (OMCs) hiked fuel rates across metro cities, except in Kolkata where rates fell following the state government’s decision of an excise cut.
Chinese Consul General in Kolkata Ma Zhanwu said Wednesday his country was mooting a bullet train service between Kunming and Kolkata, traversing through Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Petrol and Diesel prices were unchanged for the second consecutive in four metro cities, applicable from 6:00 a.m. on 23rd August 2018. On Tuesday, petrol prices were hiked by 9 paise in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai.
Petrol prices have been rising since July 5, and today in Mumbai it crossed the Rs 84 per litre mark selling at Rs 84.14 a litre. The price of petrol jumped up by 17 paise from Rs 83.97 on Thursday, according to data put out on the website of Indian Oil Corporation. In other metro cities prices have risen as well with Delhi,
To curb both air and noise pollution levels, 80 electric buses will start plying in the city next month. These noiseless, zero-pollution vehicles will hit the streets in phases. If they run successfully, the state transport department will gradually add more such buses to the fleet under West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC).
The government is going to start the construction work of the Padma rail link project in a month and 23 kilometres of the 215 km railway tracks — from Dhaka to Jessore — would be elevated.
Petrol and diesel prices were unchanged, applicable from 6:00 a.m. on 30th April 2018. Under the dynamic pricing scheme, petrol and diesel prices are revised on a daily basis in sync with global crude oil prices.
The trial run of the first container train to run between Kolkata and Dhaka was flagged off on Tuesday.
The twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah, on either side of river Hooghly, will be soon connected by a metro service, part of which runs under water.
Solar power will soon light up Poura Bhavan, the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation’s headquarters in Salt Lake. It will help the civic body to save several lakhs annually in the form of electricity bills.