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A fresh coat of paint for Howrah Bridge

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 13:53

The British-era Howrah Bridge, Kolkata`s iconic landmark that serves as a crucial gateway for the eastern metropolis and ferries hundreds of thousands of vehicles every day, is getting a fresh coat of paint after eight years.

Only in India - Gutkha sputum corrodes Howrah Bridge!

Last Updated: Thursday, May 02, 2013, 11:50

The base of the pillars of the landmark Howrah bridge, used by 1.2 lakh vehicles and 5 lakh pedestrians daily, have been encased in fibreglass casings after severe damage was caused to them by gutkha-laced sputum.

Fire engulfs clothes godown in Kolkata’s Barabazaar

Last Updated: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 10:11

In an untoward incident a major fire broke out at a clothes godown at Barabazaar in Kolkata on Thursday.

Gutka, paan stains turn Howrah Bridge into spittoon

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 13:52

Kolkata`s famous landmark Howrah Bridge, regarded as one of the world`s most busiest, would soon undergo a makeover to protect its pillars from being used as spittoons by pedestrians.

Bomb scare on Howrah bridge

Last Updated: Sunday, September 25, 2011, 10:58

Howrah Bridge, now called Rabindra Setu, is the link between Howrah station and Kolkata metropolis.