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Bijon Setu
Calcutta  /  Published 06.07.20

Flyover: repairs before razing

The urban development department will undertake another round of repairs of several flyovers and bridges in Calcutta, some of which engineers had wanted demolished. The flyover that connects EM Bypas...
By Kinsuk Basu and Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 12.05.20

Two bridges in Calcutta set to be closed for load test

Bijon Setu and the Chetla bridge, both in south Calcutta, will remain closed to traffic between Thursday and Sunday as part of a health check, CMDA officials said on Tuesday.The 550m-long Bijon Setu c...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.02.20

Flyovers sick, young and old alike

Age: 9 yearsStatus: A portion of the flyover collapsed in 2013. Six years later, in 2019, a crack was detected in one of its piers, forcing an immediate shutdown. CMDA engineers had then said the flyo...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.11.19

Wedding season halts Bijon Setu plan

First Puja shopping and now the wedding season. The ailing Bijon Setu’s health survey has been stalled again. Mayor Firhad Hakim said on Saturday that Bijon Setu was not going to be closed immediate...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.11.19

CMDA seeks Bijon Setu closure dates

The Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority wants Bijon Setu closed for three days at the earliest for a study of its condition.Officials said the CMDA, the custodian of the bridge, wrote to Lalba...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 17.10.19

Police nod sought for Bijon Setu test

The Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) has sought “traffic clearance” from Lalbazar to conduct a load test on Bijon Setu following the bridge inspection committee’s concerns over...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.10.19

Bijon Setu load test dates soon

The dates for a load test of Bijon Setu, which had been scheduled before Durga Puja but postponed to avoid a traffic mess during the festive rush, could be decided on Friday, officials associated with...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.09.19

Bijon Setu check-up put off

A proposal to study the health of Bijon Setu over the weekend has been scrapped because police have raised objections fearing the traffic mess it would create ahead of Calcutta’s biggest shopping se...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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