Bengal Govt planning two more flyovers in Kolkata to ease congestion

The State Government is planning to construct to more flyovers to ease congestion in Kolkata.

One is a 4.8 km flyover, from Rajabazar tram depot to Baghbazar Bata, passing through Maniktala, Khanna and Shyambazar. Once they are constructed, the vehicular loads on the roads of north Kolkata will be reduced a lot.

The other covers a distance of 6.2 km, from Tala Bridge to Dunlop. It will pass through Chiria More and Sinthee More along the way. From Dunlop, the flyover will bifurcate, with one heading to Dakshineswar and the other to Barrackpore.

Both the flyovers are being planned to be of six lanes. The Public Works Department (PWD) will submit a detailed project report (DPR) within two months. It wants the projects to happen on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis. The construction agency will be selected on the basis of a tender.

The cost of construction of the two flyovers together is estimated to be Rs 1,960 crore.

These two are among the nine flyovers across Kolkata announced by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during the inauguration of the Garden Reach flyover in March that are to be constructed over the next three to four years.

Source: The Statesman