Transport dept runs 50 extra buses diverts vehicles along alternate routes to

first_imgKolkata: The state Transport department operated 50 additional buses on different routes in South Kolkata, to ensure that people do not face any trouble in reaching their destinations, as rescue work continued at Majerhat on Wednesday.Soon after the middle portion of Majerhat Bridge caved in on Tuesday, the top brass of the state Transport department had felt the necessity of operating additional buses on different routes, so that commuters do not face any inconvenience. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeOn Tuesday, additional buses operated on routes including Taratala to Budge Budge, Taratala to Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Metro Station, Behala to Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Metro Station, Behala Chowrasta to Dostipur, Behala to Diamond Harbour and New Alipore station to Behala Chowrasta.A senior officer of the West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) said that they have assessed where there is need of more number of buses and accordingly reoriented the number of buses on different routes. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSenior officials of the state Transport department held a meeting soon after the incident and decisions were taken for diversion of buses on certain routes. State-run buses on routes including E-4, 7A, 7C, 7E and 7D from Howrah Station will operate on their usual route up to Kidderpore and will then pass through Hyde Road, Babubazar, Brace Bridge and Taratala Crossing.Similarly, state-run buses on routes including S-12D, AC-49A, AC 4, S 47 and S 47A will divert through New Alipore, Durgapur Bridge, Alipore Road and Mominpore. Buses from Esplanade to different places including Usthi, Burul, Raidighi, Pathar Bazar, Namkhana, Dhola, Kulpi and Diamond Harbour will divert through Hyde Road, Babubazar, Brace Bridge and Taratala Crossing.Besides diverting vehicles through alternate routes, the Kolkata Traffic Police has also imposed a restriction on plying of goods vehicles from 6 am to 11 pm on thoroughfares including Circular Garden Reach Road, Taratala Road, Hyde Road, Sahapur Road, Alipore Station Road, Tollygunge Circular Road, DPS Road, Prince Anwar Shah Road, NSC Bose Road, Alipore Road, Belvedere Road and Diamond Harbour Road.Tram service remained suspended along Circular Garden Reach Road – Diamond Harbour Road and Judges Court Road. No goods vehicles coming from South 24-Parganas area via Diamond Harbour Road, Budge Budge Trunk Road and from Howrah Commissionerate area through Vidyasagar Setu, will be allowed to enter Kolkata from 6 am to 11 pm.Behala bound buses and other vehicles availing Diamond Harbour Road from Hastings Crossing will be diverted through Kidderpore crossing, Circular Garden Reach Road, Hyde Road, Brace Bridge, Taratala Road, Taratala Crossing and further south.North bound vehicles of Diamond Harbour Road will be diverted from Taratala Crossing through Taratala Road, Brace Bridge, Hyde Road, Circular Garden Reach Road and Hastings Crossing.All Behala bound vehicles availing Alipore Road will be diverted via Lalbati Crossing, Bardhman Road and Remount Road, while the city bound vehicles from Budge Budge area will be diverted from Jhinjira Bazar Crossing via Taratala Road, Brooklyn Road, Garden Reach Flyover, Remount Road and Diamond Harbour Road.last_img