Hooghly River Current Affairs, GK & News

Hooghly River, also known as Bhagirathi-Hooghly, Ganga and Kati-Ganga runs approximately for 260-kilometre as a distributary of the Ganges River in West Bengal. It is divided into Padma and Hooghly near Giria, Murshidabad. Another man-made bifurcation of the river upstream is situated at Farakka. The Padma river flows eastward into Bangladesh while the Hooghly flows south through West Bengal.

Kolkata’s First Young Readers’ Boat Library

The West Bengal Transport Corporation has launched the First Young Readers’ Boat Library. The library has been launched in collaboration with a heritage book store.  It has been launched on a boat making it first of its kind initiative. Why this library has been launched? The boat library was launched with the motive that one ..

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India’s first Underwater Metro to be launched by March 2022

The country’s first underwater metro project, the East-West project of the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation, passing through Kolkata’s iconic Hooghly river is set to be launched by March 2022. Connecting the twin cities Kolkata and Howrah, the 16.6 km route with six stations on the way is having its terminal stations at Salt Lake sector ..

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Corroding Howrah bridge to get a Fiber glass makeover

Howrah Bridge- The busiest cantilever bridge in the world connecting the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah, set to undergo a major makeover and maintenance. The Kolkata Port trust (KoPT) — which is in charge of the bridge, is likely to spend more than Rs 20 lakh for this maintenance. KoPT is inviting bids for ..

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