One-way Traps in Kolkata

One way system of traffic regulation is prevalent all over the world and Kolkata is no exception. Some of its old roads…

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Houses of Spirits from the British Raj

'Is anybody there?'. Nobody can be seen. All the book-racks with thousands of books at the National Library stand still in the…

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Bravehearts from Bengal in WWI

Bengalis were not considered to be a martial race. Yet no less than three World War I memorials - the Bengalee War…
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Misleading Highway Signs

A series of complaints from readers and fellow motorists about misleading road signs on National Highways that connect the city of Kolkata…
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Taking a Toll on Motorists

Rising inflation, steeply increasing fuel prices, high maintenance cost - the woes of the motorists seem to be endless. And now there…
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EM Bypass Extended

Running on the eastern fringe of Kolkata, from Ultadanga in the northeast corner to southeast end at Patuli, the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass…
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Super Seven 2018

If you thought 2017 was an exciting year for the automotive industry, you will be surprised at what 2018 has to offer.…
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National Highways Renumbered

You must have recently noticed some unfamiliar numbers while driving along the National Highways in India. The numbers actually refer to route…
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Highway Speed Puzzles

In the absence of specific norms on traffic safety in the state of West Bengal, the campaign of ‘Safe Drive Save Life’…
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Reviewing – Safe Drive Save Life

'Safe Drive Save Life': four omnipresent words in the state of West Bengal have for all practical purposes become traffic jargon in…
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Accident Insights

India loses approximately 1,50,000 lives on its roads - every year! It is imperative for us to address the impossibly high traffic…
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Fuel Woes Taxing Legacy

Pradeep Gooptu

In the 1970s, the Government of India nationalised the petroleum sector and set the ball rolling for a long and…

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Electric vehicle missing spark

Home to one of the largest automobile markets in the world, India represents an enormous opportunity for electric vehicle (EV). Depleting oil…
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Do's & Don’ts of Accident Management

What you do or don’t do in the few minutes following an accident could literally spell the difference between life and death…
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BS-VI Fuel Catching up

Bharat Stage VI-grade fuel has already been introduced in Delhi from April 1, 2018. Kolkata has not yet tested the fuel and…

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Majerhat Bridge Alternatives

The Majerhat tragedy is an unfortunate reality. A lesser-known fact though is that immediately after the bridge collapse, Kolkata Traffic Police chalked…
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Zipping through the Tolls

Motorists on long drives suffer from one nightmare for sure: long queues at clogged highway toll plazas! With traffic increasing on Indian…

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Taking off with Branded Fuel

As a motorist you must have seen the branded fuels in most of the fuel pumps, but might have never experienced them.…

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