Days After Centre's Budget Promise, Mamata Banerjee's Bengal Road Bonanza

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Once called a city of palaces and processions, Kolkata could soon turn into a city of bridges, high-speed road corridors, highways, walkways and flyovers.
In the state Budget today, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced Rs 2,475 crore for urban road connectivity that includes four bridges, six road-widening projects and six flyovers -- most of them in and around the capital city.

Feasibility studies will be done for six other projects, of which one is a pedestrian skywalk and the other five are flyovers -- one over Prince Anwar Shah road, one from Ultadanga to Posta Bazar, a third from Paikpara in North Kolkata to Sealdah station, another one from Garia to Jadavpur and finally the fifth from Majerhat to Garia via Tollygunge.

Those familiar with Kolkata may find themselves lost in the maze of flyovers announced today.

"To give emphasis on infrastructure development of the state, I am proposing a large number of new schemes," Mamata Banerjee said in the state assembly today. "The main purpose is to connect all rural roads with the state highways and improve the urban…
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