Work on Delhi Road to be completed by end of June
Kolkata: West Bengal Highway Development Corporation will be completing the widening and strengthening of Delhi Road by the end of June.
It was one of the major tasks taken up by the corporation to improve road connectivity in the state. The Delhi Road serves as an important link, connecting Durgapur Expressway with its parallel thoroughfare Grand Trunk Road.
The work to widen and strengthen the road was taken up in two phases. One phase was to widen and strengthen the road from Chandernagore to Mogra, while the other phase was to carry out similar work from Dankuni to Chandernagore. The state highway development corporation had taken up the task of widening the two-lane road to four lanes, with a divider in between.
The total road is 40 km in length. In the first phase, 20 km of the entire stretch was widened and strengthened, while in the second phase, similar work was carried out in the remaining stretch of the road. With the widening of the road to four-lanes, it would take much lesser time for vehicles to reach Mogra from Dankuni.
The number of accidents on the road will also decrease, as there will be a median in between to separate the road into two flanks, for to and fro movement of vehicles.
According to a senior official of the state highway development corporation, "June end has been set as the deadline to complete the remaining work for widening of the road. The work is going on in full swing and there will be no need to hurry to complete the remaining work."
It may be mentioned that the highway development corporation has also taken
up a major project of constructing Iswar Gupta Setu on river Hooghly, which will establish a direct link between two districts – Hooghly and Nadia.
Now, with completion of the widening of Delhi Road, people can easily reach Mogra from Dankuni in minimum time and it will also help people reach National Highway 34 from Dankuni in lesser time.
NH 34 serves as crucial road connection between South and North Bengal. So, vehicles heading for North Bengal can take Delhi Road to reach NH 34 via Iswar Gupta Setu, instead of passing via Nivedita Setu at Bally in Howrah.