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Maa ramp to cover Bypass-Race Course in 15 mins

KOLKATA: Travelling from town's eastern fringes to the central business district will now be without hiccup. The inauguration of the 1 km long arm connecting Park Circus-bound flank of Maa flyover to Race Course bound flank of AJC Bose Road flyover on Friday evening by chief minister Mamata Banerjee will enable motorists and commuters to avoid site visitors snarls at Park Circus seven-point crossing and Circus Avenue, saving 10-20 mins shuttle time depending at the hour of shuttle.

The linking of the 2 flyovers, built a decade apart, will bridge the space between localities in east like New Town, Salt Lake, Lake Town, Bangur and Baguiati with Race Course, Alipore, Park Street, BBD Bag and Esplanade. The arm in the reverse course used to be finished over a yr in the past and had made existence a breeze for motorists headed to EM Bypass from Race Course.

“This new ramp will ease site visitors congestion at Park Circus crossing. RITES has been engaged to conduct a feasibility find out about for any other ramp against Ballygunge Phari,” the manager minister stated, outlining any other plan for a flyover mission that has been underway since 2010.

Before the ramp used to be open, it used to take round 25-30 mins in lean hours and about 45-50 mins in top rush hours to shuttle from Science City to Race Course. With the brand new ramp now opened to site visitors, it could actually doubtlessly cut back travel time by half. There is, alternatively, some worry over the dispersal on the Race Course end for the reason that some site visitors earlier took Park Street prior to one pm and Theatre Road after that whilst heading to Chowringhee. Now, even these motorists will tend to take the arm and continue travelling at the elevated hall.

Commuters who shuttle at the stretch day by day are extremely joyful. They were taking a look ahead to the inauguration and can not wait to take the link arm on Saturday. “It is not going to simply make existence simple for site visitors bound for town centre, the decongestion of Park Circus seven point crossing will assist motorists heading to and from Garihat, Park Street and somewhere else," stated biker Uday Roy.

The next date will be for the reopning of the EM Bypass-bound Maa flyover ramp from Park Circus that has been stored close right through the day ever for the reason that flyover used to be opened 3 years in the past. With the twin palms now open, police imagine it is only a matter of time before the ramp is opened to EM Bypass-bound site visitors right through the day. Currently, it is used in that course between 10 pm and nine am and thereafter, used by Park Circus-bound vehicles that switch over to the flank thru a break in the median divider.

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