The Gariahat Flyover project was completed in 30 months and is open to traffic in Kolkata. The 571.06-metre long flyover, the foundation stone of which was laid in 1999, is part of the four flyover projects, under the Rs 400-crore Calcutta Transport Infrastructure Development Projects. The Japanese Bank for International Co-operation is funding the project.
Work on the other three flyover projects, namely Beckbagan-Rabindra Sadan, Park Street-Chowringhee and the Lock Gate flyover over the Cossipore and Chitpore railway yards, are expected to be completed next year.
In addition, the state government plans to construct more flyovers to ease traffic in some of the congested cities. The government has already approved a 2.75-km flyover from Vivekananda Road to Howrah station. Plans are also afoot for a flyover at Ballygunge Phanri.
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