West Bengal: Transport strike fails to make much impact
West Bengal: Transport strike fails to make much impact

The transport strike across West Bengal called by six trade unions including CITU and INTUC on Friday failed to make much impact as majority of the buses and other vehicles operated as usual while taxis remained off the roads for the second consecutive day.

Unions call 'total' transport strike in West Bengal on Friday

With over 30,000 taxis remaining off the roads on the first day of an indefinite strike called by unions, commuters in the city are bracing for another round of hardship on Friday with the trade unions calling a "total" transport strike across the state.

Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh drags Transport Minister Madan Mitra's name

Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh Thursday dragged the names of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra as well as party Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose and his father in the Saradha case in a city court amidst loud protests by a section of lawyers.

Kolkata taxi drivers call off strike

After holding the people to ransom for two days, a strike call by the taxi drivers in the city was on Wednesday called off following a meeting with West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra.

Private bus, minibus strike in West Bengal called off

The three-day strike by private bus and minibus operators in West Bengal, which was to begin from June 25 demanding a fare hike, has been called off after a meeting between state transport minister Madan Mitra and the leaders of the owners` association.

Will step down if it is proved I helped Saradha chief: WB Minister

West Bengal minister and TMC leader Madan Mitra on Monday said that the opposition parties were spreading canards against him during the Lok Sabha elections.

Taxis to wear "no refusal" on bodies in WB

West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra on Friday said that the words `no refusal` would have to be inscribed on the bodies of all meter taxis in the metropolis, where refusal of passengers for various reasons by drivers is a common problem.

Buddhadeb lied before commission on `93 firing: Madan Mitra

Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra today alleged that former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee had told a "lie" while deposing before the Judicial Commission which is probing the killing of 13 persons in the city in police firing on July 21, 1993.

WB govt mulls starting Kolkata-Bangladesh cruise

The West Bengal government is contemplating to start cruise services between the metropolis and Bangladesh, Transport Minister Madan Mitra said on Monday.

Bengal minister behind Saradha chief`s rise: Suspended Trinamool MP

Accused of being involved in the Saradha scam, suspended TMC MP Kunal Ghosh named a WB minister for the meteoric rise of scam kingpin Sudipta Sen.

Kolkata residents fume as govt bans cycling on key roads

The Mamata Banerjee government`s recent decision to ban cycling on main roads in state capital Kolkata has left thousands of residents in this eastern metropolis seething with anger, reports said on Tuesday.

Two-day West Bengal bus strike withdrawn

The two-day bus strike across West Bengal was withdrawn by the sponsors following "assurance" of a possible fare hike from the state transport minister.

Another TMC leader threatens to attack rivals by bullets, bombs

West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra has threatened to answer rivals by bullets, bombs and thrashing.

Trinamool slams SEC says it will have to hide after polls

Continuing its tirade against State election Commission, Trinamool Congress leader and minister Madan Mitra said the SEC will have to "hide behind a veil and wear bangles" after panchayat elections.

WB minister pulls up strike supporters

West Bengal Transport minister Madan Mitra pulled up CPI(M) supporters who tried to block his car on the first day of the two-day strike called by central trade unions.

Govt will make efforts to keep transport system normal: Mitra

The West Bengal government will make all efforts to keep the transport system normal during the two-day strike called by central trade unions from Wednesday, Transport minister Madan Mitra said.

CPI-M joined BJP in vandalism, says Bengal govt

The Trinamool Congress-led W B govt accused the CPI-M of joining hands with BJP in indulging in vandalism during Bharat Bandh.

Bengal for effective transport system

West Bengal government is contemplating VRS to shed out willing and physically unfit employees.

‘Unfit employees at transport PSUs causing concern`

West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra on Tuesday expressed concern at the rise of medically unfit workers in the five state transport PSUs.

Bengal minister warns employees against strike

West Bengal Transport Minister on Friday warned his department employees of stern action if they did not report for duty on February 28.