Kalyani Expressway

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Kalyani Expressway
Route information
Maintained by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority
Length: 40 km (20 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Nimta, Kolkata
  Barasat Road in Sodepur
Nilgunj Road in Khardaha
State Highway 2 in Barrackpore
Kakinara - Rafipur Road in Kankinara
Naihati - Habra Road in Naihati
Kanchrapara - Haringhata Road in Kanchrapara
State Highway 1 in Kalyani
North end: Kalyani, Nadia
Location
States: West Bengal
Districts: Nadia district, North 24 Parganas district
Highway system

Kalyani Expressway is a 40-kilometre-long (25 mi), two-laned, tolled road which connects Kolkata with its satellite town, Kalyani in Nadia district.[1] The road starts from Nimta in the North 24 Parganas district, in the suburbs of Kolkata, and ends in Kalyani. The road is maintained and controlled by Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA). It has been planned to convert the two lane road into a four lane road by the KMDA.[2] The road acts as a bypass avoiding the congested roads along the towns and cities, like Sodepur, Barrackpore, Naihati, which developed along the Hooghly River. The road has significantly brought down the communication time between the cities from two hours to one hour. The road has important connecting feeder roads with Sodepur, Barrackpore, Naihati, Barasat, Madhyamgram, Kankinara, Khardaha and Kanchrapara, apart from roads which connects other small towns and localities on the way. The road has intersection with State Highway 1 and State Highway 2 and connects with National Highway 34 at different places. An extension of Kalyani Expressway connects the State Highway 6 near Bansberia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State High Way in West Bengal". Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mega plans for a better city". Times of India. 15 January 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2012.