The traffic congestion is going to be the matter of the past at Chowbaga area in Anandapur with the completion of the construction of a concrete bridge over the Suburban Headcut Channel by the state Irrigation and Waterways department.
The concrete bridge will be inaugurated by Rajib Banerjee, minister of the state Irrigation and Waterways department on Saturday evening.
MP Subrata Bakshi, Mayor Sovan Chatterjee and the state civil defence minister Javed Ahmed Khan will also be present in the inauguration programme.
The 42 metres long two-lane bridge, that include pavement of 10.5 metres, has been constructed at a cost of Rs 431 lakh.
It was a long standing demand of the local people to construct the concrete bridge over the Suburban Headcut Channel.
The construction of the bridge will ensure smooth flow of vehicles and people from the area would not take much time to cover the distance to enter the central business district.
In absence of the two-lane bridge, traffic congestion in the area was a daily routine. People used to get delayed while heading to their destinations in both the day and evening rush hours.
School and college goers from the area also used to get inconvenienced.
People would also take lesser time to reach Bantala where office complex of an IT giant is also situated.
Monoranjan Santra, a local resident, said: “We had been waiting for long for completion of the work of the bridge as it would help lakhs of people and traffic congestion in the area would be a matter of the past.”