Feasibility studies ready, other flyovers await funds
Times of India, 05 December 2020
Kolkata: Feasibility studies of various flyover proposals are ready and the projects can be taken up as soon as funds are sanctioned, Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) officials said a day after the CM outlined a plan of a snarl-free Kolkata.
While the KMDA has prepared a detailed project report on the proposed flyover from EM Bypass to New Town and sent it to the state public works department (PWD) for technical scrutiny, it has conducted feasibility studies on a flyover connecting Prince Anwar Shah Road connector to Lords Bakery; Taratala to Brace bridge flyover; a flyover on EM Bypass over Ruby intersection and a flyover from Ultadanga to Girish Park with an arm towards Kankurgachi-Bengal Chemical. On the city’s outskirts, a flyover is proposed at Sonarpur.
The flyover proposals are now back in the spotlight after CM Mamata Banerjee referred to at least four flyovers — Ganesh Chandra Avenue to New Market flyover, Taratala to Tollygunge, Prince Anwar Shah Road to Jadavpur Phari and Park Circus to Ballygunge. — during new Majerhat bridge’s inauguration.
KMDA officials said the Park Circus to Ballygunge flyover plan was doubtful after police and the agency had differences over its alignment. The Tala bridge work, however, is under way full-steam.