Transport Connectivity in the Kolkata-Howrah Region
News Desk, News Nation 360: The Chief Executive Officer of Second Vivekananda Bridge Tollway Company Private Limited, Kolkata, Anjan Roy Chowdhury, welcomed all the speakers and delegates to the Round Table Dialogue on “Transport Connectivity in the Kolkata-Howrah Region”, with a focus on the existing & future road transport network corridors in the region. This Round Table Dialogue is very timely for all of Kolkatans, as they have witnessed a significant road traffic resurgence post Covid Pandemic lockdown. This traffic is likely to further enhance significantly over the coming years as India, including West Bengal & North-Eastern States, is witnessing significant growth. Lala KK Roy explained the introduction of a policy on transportation modes for communication with business areas to replace the “free for all” practice
on transport modes in the city and urban roads. Roy further spoke on present deficiencies in roadways, intersection development and flyover identification and recommendations. He further explained the introduction of more regulatory measures like one-way traffic, the modal dedication of cross-river bridges to avoid entry of commercial traffic through multiple routes, and removal deficiencies in creating flyovers where the basic purpose of such flyovers is lost. Roy further added regarding identifying the need for more elevated carriageways, on imposition of a “No Entry” system in some routes resulting in an adverse impact on the free flow of traffic. He further emphasized the non-utilization of flyovers during the night which itself defeats the purpose of flyovers. Roy also spoke regarding the building of a ring road around Kolkata-Howrah for proper distribution of traffic and he also discussed the proposed logistics hub along the proposed ring road. A map in this regard pointing out the proposed ring road alignment plan was also shared with him.
Pic : Krishnendu Kundu
Report : Anustup Kundu