Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee likely to take decision to demolish of the Posta flyover structure. Kolkata24x7 published on January 4th 2018 first exclusive report that state govt is going to take the decision of demolition. Now Mamata govt likely to give thumbs up on this report.
The special investigate committe of West Bengal government had suggested earlier to demolish of the Posta flyover structure. According to Nabanna sources, the committee was made by three professors and the then chief secretary Basudeb Banerjee.
The report suggested that the soil of the area are poor in quality. It is not suitable for making pillars for flyover. So, it is inappropriate for making new flyover on this soil again.
Earlier, The high-power committee to study the health of Vivekananda Road flyover has suggested demolition of the structure.
This is an eyesore which the Trinamool Congress inherited from the erstwhile Left Front government and will have to pay a very heavy price as the cost of demolition will run into over Rs 100 crore. A portion of the flyover collapsed on March 31, 2016 killing 27 people. The state government then formed a committee headed by former Chief Secretary.
Basudeb Bandyopadhyay and three professors of IIT Kharagpur to conduct an in-depth study about the physical condition and future of the flyover. The estimated cost of the 2.2 km flyover was Rs 164 crore in 2007.
The Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) had taken up the project to clear traffic congestion in areas surrounding Burrabazar and Posta. The then Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and the then Urban Development minister Ashok Bhattacharya had cleared the project and funds were made available under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM).