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Second phase of Vivekananda Road flyover demolition almost over

Barricaded portions will soon be opened to traffic after necessary road repairs

Kinsuk Basu | Published 02.02.22, 08:40 AM
Vivekananda Road flyover.

Vivekananda Road flyover.

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The second phase of demolition of the Vivekananda Road flyover in north Kolkata, a part of which collapsed in March 2016, will be over in a week and the barricaded portions opened to traffic after necessary road repairs, said officials of Kolkata Municipal Development Authority (KMDA).

The part of the flyover that was razed in the second phase ran over the stretch of Vivekananda Road between Ganesh Talkies and Girish Park. Six piers that were supporting the superstructure were pulled down.

This area is dotted with houses and business establishments. Since end-August, when the second phase of demolition began, residents have had to park their vehicles at designated places away from their houses.

“We will request Kolkata Municipal Corporation to start road repairs immediately so that traffic can resume through the stretches that are now blocked to facilitate the razing of the structure,” said an official of the KMDA, the agency that is supervising the demolition.

The third phase of demolition will involve pulling down the part of the flyover that stands between Ganesh Talkies and Kalakar Street. In the fourth phase, the stretch between Kalakar Street and Posta will be razed.

More Metro trains to ply on weekdays

Starting Wednesday, there will be 276 Metro trains on weekdays, up from 270.

The carrier will run 230 trains on Saturdays and 120 trains on Sundays.

From Wednesday, the last train will leave Dakshineswar for Kavi Subhas at 9.18pm.

The last trains will leave Dum Dum and New Garia at 9.30pm. The first trains will continue to leave the terminals at 7am from Monday to Saturday and at 10am on Sunday.

More Metro trains to ply on weekdays

Calcutta: Starting Wednesday, there will be 276 Metro trains on weekdays, up from 270.

The carrier will run 230 trains on Saturdays and 120 trains on Sundays.

From Wednesday, the last train will leave Dakshineswar for Kavi Subhas at 9.18pm.

The last trains will leave Dum Dum and New Garia at 9.30pm. The first trains will continue to leave the terminals at 7am from Monday to Saturday and at 10am on Sunday.

Last updated on 02.02.22, 08:40 AM
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