The inauguration programme of the flank connecting the Maa and the AJC Bose flyover which was constructed to decongest traffic has been postponed. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was supposed to inaugurate the flank on August 8.
The Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) and Kolkata Police have imposed a 30km speed limit on the elevated corridor of Maa-AJC Bose flyover.
A KMDA engineer said that 22 CCTV cameras will be installed in the stretch so that anyone flouting the rules could be taken into account and penalised. Currently, three CCTV cameras have been installed at various strategic points. “The rest will be added soon,” said the engineer.
In keeping with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s wish to ban motorbikes from flyovers, the new corridor will not be accessible to two-wheelers between 10 pm to 6 am.
The elevated corridor will thus allow smooth movement of traffic from Parama Island to Race course. It will also ease VIP movement along this route without disrupting regular traffic on the ground level. Gentle inclines have been maintained at various stretches, especially at merger points.
For optimum safety of vehicular traffic flow, KMDA has ensured the fixture of maximum number of
hazard signage boards. In all, 45 such signage boards have been put in place to alert drivers of banking, merging and curves ahead.
The 30km per hour speed limit board has also been put up at regular intervals on the new east-bound ramp. At the merging points, the speed limit has been further reduced to 20km per hour.