PWD bats for elevated corridor on BT Road stretch
Kolkata: The state Public Works Department (PWD) has proposed to construct an elevated corridor from Tala to Dunlop on BT Road, to iron out traffic congestion. It is one of the 12 special infrastructure development projects, for which Rs 6,195 crore has already been sanctioned by the state government.
The traffic congestion on the stretch of BT Road leads to harassment for commuters every day.
At the same time, there are many important institutions including Indian Statistical Institute and Rabindra Bharati University, situated on the road. The road also leads to Dakshineswar via Dunlop.
So, it was decided to take up a project and the study to check feasibility of the project to construct the elevated corridor, has been initiated. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) will also be prepared soon.
According to a senior official of the PWD, the entire project is being planned by keeping the Metro railway services up to Noapara.
"Dunlop itself is a crucial intersection, with hundreds of people pouring in at the place every day. So, it was decided to build three subways at the intersection," said the official, adding that one of the subways is expected to be completed within the next two months.
Moreover, IIT Kharagpur is carrying out a study for the state PWD, to construct a dedicated parking space for buses on state highways, so that no vehicle has to slow down on the main road, to pick or drop passengers.
The project has been taken up to ensure that no accident takes place on the state highways. Usually, buses stop on the main road itself, to pick up passengers at bus stops on highways.