The engineers of state Irrigation and Waterways department has constructed 130 concrete bridges across the state since last five years which is probably a record under the leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Stating this fact to Millennium Post, state Irrigation and Waterways department minister Rajib Banerjee added that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee brought the change in this state, which was ill-developed over the years. People now can see the change here.
The minister inaugurated a 42 metre concrete bridge over Suburban Headcut Channel at Chowbaga on Saturday, the project cost of which was Rs 431 Lakh. This two lane bridge includes footpaths of 10.5 meter.
“We have future plans to build such bridges across the state. Four such new bridges are coming up soon. The engineers of my departments have done a great job,” the minister added.
The traffic congestion is going to ease at Chowbaga area in Anandapur with the concrete bridge over the Suburban Headcut Channel by the state Irrigation and Waterways department.
MP Subrata Bakshi, Mayor Sovan Chatterjee and the State Civil Defence minister Javed Ahmed Khan were present in the programme as well.
The construction of the bridge will ensure smooth flow of vehicles and people from the area would take much less time to cover the distance in order to enter the central business district.
The traffic congestion in the area was a big problem. People used to get late while heading to their destinations in both the day and evening rush hours.
School and college students from the area also used to get inconvenienced. People would also take lesser time to reach Bantala where office complex of an IT giant is situated.
“This government showed us, what the development is. This bridge was a long standing demand for us. Now it has turned into reality,” said a local resident.