200 illegal shops demolished along the Belgharia E-way | Calcutta News


Calcutta: Barrackpore Police Station has launched an eviction campaign to remove invaders along the Belgharia Highway in order to widen the road, as the Belgharia Highway and Kalyani Highway will soon be connected to an elevated corridor .
Police used a JCB excavator to demolish illegal shops on both sides of the highway in the civic districts of Nimta, Baranagar, Belgharia, Durganagar, Dum Dum and North Dum Dum. About 200 illegal shops on the 1.3 km stretch have already been demolished, police said.
The state government has decided to connect the two highways with an elevated corridor, as this would cut the journey by a few kilometers for those who wish to take the Kalyani highway directly from Belgharia.
The 40 km Kalyani Highway, which departs from Nimta in the north of 24 Parganas, connects the city with Kalyani in the Nadia district. Heavy goods vehicles from Burdwan, Hooghly and Howrah could easily use the bypass to enter the Kalyani Expressway.
Taking the 8 km Belgharia Highway from Dakshineswar is the shortest route to the airport if coming from Baranagar, Belgharia or neighboring districts including Howrah and Hooghly. Vehicles for North Bengal passing through the Belgharia highway could also use the elevated corridor to reach the Kalyani highway.
A temporary police camp has been set up in Nimta to supervise the journey. A large contingent of police from police stations including Dum Dum, Nimta and Baranagar led by Ajoy Prasad, DCP, South Zone, Barrackpore Commission was deployed.
“The national authority responsible for the development of highways had issued a notice 10 days ago to remove stores from the section. Some traders had removed their temporary shops. Many had to be demolished to clear the 1.3 km stretch of highway as it would be connected to the Kalyani highway, ”said Ajoy Prasad, DCP, South Zone, Barrackpore Commission.


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