February 1, 2019
Digha-Mandarmani Saikat Sarani to open soon
Digha, Shankarpur, Tajpur and Mandarmani, and other smaller places along the way, would soon be much more accessible from each other with the completion of construction of the planned 29 km long two-laned highway called Saikat Sarani.
A brainchild of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the whole project would cost Rs 182 crore. Sankarpur and Tajpur lie between Digha and Mandarmani, all located in Purba Medinipur district.
The section between Digha and Mandarmani would be completed in six months, and this would reduce the distance between the two popular beach spots by 12 km. The present connector between Digha and Mandarmani is a roundabout route along National Highway 116B.
Three bridges would lie along the highway – at Nayakali Mandir, about 5 km from Digha, at Jalda near Mandarmani and at Saulat near Mandarmani.
This new highway would result in higher flow of tourists, and consequently, in the improvement of the local economy.
Source: The Times of India