Construct a flyover from Vidyasagar Setu approach and exit ramp till AJC Bose Road Flyover
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Living in the southern part of Howrah, the Vidyasagar Setu is a vital lifeline connecting two very important railway stations namely Santragachi and Shalimar and the whole of southern Howrah with central Kolkata. The importance of the above two railway stations are increasing with each passing day and with on going work to expand them can only imply that the footfall is going to increase at a rapid rate. In short the traffic is going to increase rapidly post completion of modernization of these two stations.
The Vidyasagar Setu is also used by daily commuters trying to reach various parts of Kolkata from Howrah by accessing the Metro railway from Rabindra Sadan Metro station. The presence of SSKM hospital at Rabindra Sadan also makes the route from Vidyasagar Setu to Rabindra Sadan a very important one as most outstation patients use this road to reach SSKM.
Recently, i saw growing trend of a massive traffic jam extending from Vidyasagar setu exit ramp at Hastings crossing upto PTS crossing. Now this is not a moving traffic jam, in my personal experience i missed a vital appointment being stuck at this jam for more than half an hour and failing to reach PTS crossing even. The main problem arises at PTS crossing wherein the traffic has increased a lot and will increase further after the down lane of MA flyover is connected with AJC Bose Road Flyover. So the congestion at PTS crossing needs to be dealt with.
If a four lane(up and down) flyover can be constructed between the Vidyasagar Setu exit ramp at Hastings crossing connecting it to AJC Bose Road flyover with one exit ramp at Rabindra Sadan then all vehicles headed towards Park Circus from Vidyasagar Setu and vice versa need not get stuck at Hastings and PTS crossings and also with the exit ramp at Rabindra Sadan it will be easier for patients to access SSKM without being trapped in a traffic jam which will save vital time and would in essence be a permanent "Green Corridor".
Hence i would please request you to consider this proposal and if considered for implementation let it be fast-tracked so that regular commuters don't have to suffer the gruelling conditions of public transport topped off with traffic jams and it would also create a seamless route from Howrah to EM Bypass making traffic movement much smoother.
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