HIDCO to replace bamboo railings with steel ones in New Town
Kolkata: Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) will replace the bamboo railings in phases to ensure accident free travelling in New Town.
The decision was taken following a discussion between the police and HIDCO authorities, where the former requested to replace the bamboo railings with steel ones, as some pedestrians have a tendency to cross streets by breaking the fencing. Such incidents increase the chance of road accidents.
Accordingly, HIDCO officials got in touch with the Kolkata Architecture Foundation (KAF) to make the design of the railings, keeping in mind the beauty and aesthetics of New Town.
A preliminary design made by KAF has been put up at the roundabout of Eco Space/Gitanjali Park of TCS. The design will be further improved and then will be given a coat of paint. The steel railings will be then put up in areas following discussion with the police.
It may be mentioned that New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has already taken steps to ensure uninterrupted flow of traffic on Biswa Bangla Sarani, by initiating drives against stray cattle. A shelter has been set up where the stray animal will be kept and modalities are being prepared about their maintenance.
Also, four underpasses are being constructed at the 3rd rotary, considered to be the busiest crossing in New Town, for smooth flow of traffic and safety of the pedestrians on Biswa Bangla Sarani.