Friday, June 15, 2012

(1) New Road in New Town (2) Parking Plaza EOI

As you proceed towards Airport through New Town, soon after City Centre-2, you face the Chinar-Park-Rajarhat Road crossing. This is a very busy traffic junction and long jams are not uncommon. There are plans to construct a fly-over there but with the Metro line coming in between, the design cannot be frozen.
In the meanwhile, a new road - called Road 676 in Hidco - from the 7th Intersection was connected to the Rajarhat Road yesterday. This will reduce the traffic load on the Chinar Park crossing as Kolkata-bound traffic from North 24-Paraganas will be diverted ahead of the crossing. There was a frequent pressure from many quarters to open up the connection quickly. Yesterday, Minister Firhad Hakim inaugurated the new road. Here is a picture:
Road 676 connecting Rajarhat PWD Road with New Town inaugurated
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Few weeks ago, there was a decision in a meeting by CM that there should be more multi-tiered parking plaza in Kolkata to reduce on-road parking and reduce traffic congestion. We prepared the tender document, consulted experts and finally an EOI has been floated today asking for proposals. Here is a clipping from today's papers:
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Telegraph, Salt Lake, brings out today a front page on its weekly tabloid on Rabindra Tirtha and Najrul Tirtha in New Town. Here is it:
The design of Nazrul Bhavan, however will change completely.
The facade will also be conventionalised.


  1. It's a good idea to have places of public interest (museums, theaters, audtoria, stadia etc. along MAR and it's extension).
    Sir, what is the tentative date of completion of Nazrul Academy & Bhagat Singh Bhawan?
    Also, it would be a nice idea to remove the eateries from foot-paths of New Town.


  2. We have been thinking of setting up a food court. A site is also identified

  3. Is this the road that would supposed to get connected to Madhyamgram-Badu Road i.e to NH34?
    Do we have any plans of putting mastic asphalt in the roads of New Town?

    Another last question Sir, are we planning to have the SINP project in Rajarhat, in collaboration with the developers / builders who are having the land? Or SINP strictly wants Govt land?

  4. @Abhishek

    As already mentioned 100 acres of compact land is difficult to find in Rajarhat/Digha.

    In any case can govt identify land in other barren parts of Bengal? It will be a colossal loss to Bengal yet again if we lose this project.

  5. As a former student of SINP, I have the fullest support for the project. I am informally talking to few others too.

  6. Sir,

    Some immediate steps must be taken to beautify the VIP road, complete with footpaths, boulevards, road signs, road markings,etc. (Will we ever have roads like Delhi in Kolkata?) On certain stretches highway barriers are necessary as well to prevent accident like the one happened in Kestopur. Any updates on this regards??

  7. You'll have to talk to PWD. But under JnNURM, few flyovers will be built on VIP Road

  8. Sir,
    Do I get a status update in the proposed 6 lane from Akankha more to Madhyamgram.