Kolkata: In an effort to ease congestion, Lalbazar Traffic Control Department in a press release informed that Kolkata Police will control traffic movement on Bailey Bridge. The direction will be one-way and it will come into action from October 30.
After the collapse of Majerhat Bridge on September, the connection between Behala and North & Central Kolkata became tough. To make an alternative, Bailey Bridge has been made within one and half month near Alipore.
To make the transportation system smooth, traffic will be controlled on Bailey Bridge on specific time. Kolkata Police has informed that vehicle will move towards North from 6 AM to 1 PM. All the cars will follow NR Avenue-Bailey Bridge-Alipore Avenue and reach Esplanade.
On the other hand, the Behala-bound cars will take Bailey Bridge from 1 PM to 10 PM. All the parralel roads will be in use and traffic will be controlled on specific purposes.
The alternative road parallel to a bridge that collapsed over a month ago in south Kolkata was thrown open to the public on Friday, much to the relief of a large number of daily commuters to and from the city and its suburbs.
The new road along with two bailey bridges over the Chetla canal and railway level crossing were constructed within 20 days in close coordination between the Public Works Department (PWD) and Eastern Railway.
“The bridge, along with the level-crossing, is connecting the southward extension of Alipore Avenue with Block G in New Alipore,” an official said.
Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim said that though the bridge collapse was an unfortunate incident, the Bengal government had shown that they can make the impossible possible.
Eastern Railway officials said train services on the Sealdah-Budge Budge line will be restricted to keep the level-crossing gate between New Alipore and Majerhat station operational.
“To ensure smooth road and rail movement, six pairs of EMU locals on the Sealdah-Budge Budge section will remain suspended from Saturday until further notice. Rest of the 52 locals (trains) will continue to ply with slight changes in schedule.”