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KoPT allocates Rs 45 crore to upgrade roads in port area

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The (KoPT) has allocated Rs 45 crore for three years, starting from 2015, for the development of city roads that fall under its jurisdiction.

In the current financial year, the was planning to take up the repair and renovation work of a 10-km stretch, covering Transport Depot Road, Installation Road, New Road, Hoboken Road, Strand Road and Kantapukur Road, at a cost of Rs 24 crore, a spokesperson said.

Despite an economic slowdown, the authority had spent Rs 6 crore in the fiscal 2015-16 to repair another stretch of 10 km, covering Taratala Road, Hide Road and Circular Garden Reach Road, for the benefit of local people and users, he said.

Last fiscal too, the repair and renovation work was undertaken over a stretch of five-km route - Coal Deck Road, Sonai Road and Sonarpur Road - at a cost of Rs 15 crore.

"This project, spanning five kilometers, has been scheduled for completion before March 2018," the spokesperson said.

The Municipal Corporation (KMC) had urged the KoPT authorities to repair the roads that come under their jurisdiction, he said, adding that the civic body, too, had taken initiatives to improve the infrastructure in the area.

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 11:02 IST