The public works department of West Bengal government has decided to widen and improve Eastern Bypass, an 11km road that skirts Siliguri and connects the north-eastern end with southern end of the city.
Chandan Jha, the executive engineer of North Bengal Construction Division of the state PWD, was quoted as saying by The Telegraph: “It was decided that the entire 11 kilometre-long stretch would be widened and would have made a four-lane road to ease the movement of traffic. Recently, tender process for the work has been initiated.”
Once this is done, the road can largely help in movement of traffic while bypassing the arterial roads of Siliguri, which get clogged with vehicles every day.
Built by the Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority (SJDA) couple of decades back, the road connects NH-31 near Bhaktinagar police station on the north with Gora More, a tri-junction near New Jalpaiguri (NJP) station.
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