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Construction of proposed bridge over River Ajay to start soon

Kolkata: The construction of the bridge over river Ajay connecting Kenduli in Birbhum and Shibpur in West Burdwan to initiate soon.
According to a senior officer of the state Public Works Department, necessary tasks that is required for commencement of the construction of the bridge has been completed and the agency that will carry out the work takes about three to four months to complete the ground work before initiating the work. Hence, the work is expected to start soon.
Two bridges will be constructed across river Ajay. Both the bridges will be of three lanes. One will come up just beside an existing one, which is in a poor condition, connecting Moregram and Panagarh in West Burdwan. The bridge is a part of the National Highway 60. The construction work of the new one has already started and it will come up at a project cost of Rs 163 crore.
The other bridge is coming up to connect Kenduli in Birbhum at one end with Shibpur in West Midnapore on the other side of river Ajay. The bridge is coming up at a cost of Rs 130 crore.
Once the construction of the bridge is completed, one will need to travel 30 km less to reach Durgapur from Duprajpur. The people of the area will be immensely benefitted and the economy of the place will witness a boom.
It may be mentioned that the place is famous for Jaidev Kenduli Mela where lakhs of people visit every year. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurates Jaidev Kenduli Mela every year. People visiting the Mela every year will also be benefitted with the construction of the bridge as it would take lesser time for them to reach the Mela premises.
After coming to power, the Mamata Banerjee government has taken up several projects to develop the infrastructure to ensure better road connectivity in the state and the construction of the bridge will be helpful to thousands of people as they no more have to travel extra kilometres to reach Durgapur Expressway. In the absence of the bridge, one from Dubrajpur needs to travel through National Highway 2B to reach Durgapur. But with the construction, one can take a turn from Jaidev More and will straightway reach Durgapur Expressway after crossing the bridge. Mamata Banerjee government has taken up several such projects and the state has witnessed a massive development in road connectivity in the past six and a half years.
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