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August 29, 2015

Tolly’s Nullah all set for a makeover

Tolly’s Nullah all set for a makeover

Tolly’s Nullah, also known as Adi Ganga, is slated to get its biggest renovation in decades.

The state has planned for revival of a 15.5 km stretch of the channel, which starts from as an offshoot of the Hooghly from Kidderpore. The revival will, however be restricted till Garia.

The Rs 600 crore project was conceived through the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGBRA) after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee gave it a green signal.

Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Friday signed a contract with Egis Eau, a French consultancy firm, for preparing a detailed project report for the revival of the nullah.

“The firm will be responsible for preparing a DPR for the revival of Adi Ganga within eight months. The experts will visit different stretches of the nullah from Hastings to Garia and take stock of the situation. After the DPR is submitted, we will invite a global tender for execution of the project,“ Mayor Sovan Chatterjee said.