Siliguri civic body to develop alternative road along Mahananda river to reduce traffic congestion
Gautam Deb, the chairperson of Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC), on Friday held a meeting with senior officials of different departments over various infrastructural projects in Siliguri.
Deb mentioned that the SMC will build a 10km alternative road along the bank of the Mahananda river to ease the traffic load of Hill Cart Road and Sevoke Road, two principal thoroughfares of the town and connect these roads through a bridge that will come up in the Surya Sen Park area located on the left bank of the Mahananda. The alternative road, which would be developed with the help of Rail India Technical and Economic Services Private Limited (RITES), will.
“The SMC will develop a 10km alternative road along the bank of the Mahananda river to reduce traffic congestion on Hill Cart Road and Sevoke Road and connect these roads through a bridge that will come up in the Surya Sen Park area located on the left bank of the Mahananda. The Rail India Technical and Economic Services Private Limited (RITES) I had been to Calcutta recently and there, I had a meeting with representatives of RITES. Based on our consultation, theyhas carried out a survey and come up with a plan to develop the alternative road and bridge that will connect the two roadsthe Hill Cart Road and Sevoke Road,” said Deb.
On Friday, he held a highlevel meeting with senior officials of state PWD, irrigation, PHE, the Teesta Barrage Project, WBSEDCL and Siliguri Metropolitan Police.
At the meeting, it was also decided to dismantle an arm of the DBRCD flyover of the city and construct a doublelane arm that would help in.
“We are planning to construct a double lane arm of the DBRCD flyover to ease vehicular movement along Station Feeder Road. A proposal in this regard will be sent to the chief minister and to the state urban development and municipal affairs department soonOfficials of RITES will shortly carry out a survey for the proposed project,” he added.
It has also been decided to Among other decisions which were made include the decision to shift the local bus stand now near Siliguri Town station to Tinbatti More. from of the city, which is beside now, (on southern end of Siliguri).
“Private buses bound for Calcutta and Bihar will be shifted to Paribahan Nagar, (in the northwest end of the city) while buses running between Siliguri and Jalpaiguri will depart from PC Mittal Bus Terminus (which is in the northeastern parts of Siliguri),” the chairperson said.
The civic body has planned to use the land of the A source said that the civic body would use the land of the North Bengal State Transport Corporation at Tinbatti More for a terminus of private buses. “The deputy director of the NBSTC has taken up the issue with the state transport department so that the land can be used as a terminus of private buses,” said a source.
Deb also spoke with officials of PHE and irrigation for a new drinking water project of the city. In Siliguri, a larger drinking water project is required to cater to the population that has witnessed an unprecedented growth during the past couple of decades.A plan to draw water from the Teesta to a new filtration plant that would be set up on the outskirts of Siliguri was also discussed.
“Experts at the state PHE department have already prepared a detailed project report for the drinking water project. The idea is to draw water from the Teesta to a new filtration plant that would be set up on the outskirts of the city.The estimated cost of the project is around Rs 470 crores and the proposal has been sent to the municipal affairs department for approval,” Deb said.
Gautam Deb, chairperson of the board of administrators of the civic body, said here on Friday.