Kolkata: The construction of Jadavpur Flyover in South Kolkata will start soon after Dhakuria Flyover gets completely repaired, which would take around 40 days' time.
The repairing work of Dhakuria Flyover will start from Friday night. There will be certain regulations on traffic movement while the repairing work is on.
The decision to construct the Jadavpur Flyover, which will be connecting Sulekha and Dakshinapan, has been taken to ensure smooth traffic movement in the area.
It will take around 2 years to construct the 1.6 km long flyover. The flyover will be built using a unique mechanism.
Firhad Hakim, the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister, said the state will fund the entire project and there was no financial assistance from the Centre.
The state government has sanctioned Rs 1200 crore for infrastructure development and the project to construct the flyover will be funded from it.
All proposals of Rites have been followed while preparing the detailed project report to construct the flyover and the construction would start soon after completing the repairing of Dhakuria Flyover.
Bijon Setu will also be repaired in all due time. Both Dhakuria Flyover and Bijon Setu were old bridges and were constructed by land filing. Subsidence of soil under flyovers is quite common because of the damage caused by rats and it was the reason behind the damage caused to both the flyovers in the southern part of the city. As a result, it has been decided to use expansion joints along with concretisation to repair Dhakuria Flyover.
The repairing work will be carried out mainly on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays to minimise inconvenience of the people. There will be traffic regulation in the area during that period. In the morning, vehicles will be plying from Jadavpur side to Golpark and in the evening, the traffic movement will get reserved.
However, there will be no major traffic related problem when the repairing work of Bijon Setu starts.
The police have advised to carry out the work by minimum barricading.