7.2 Km Long Six-Lane Elevated Corridor To Be Constructed On Kolkata’s Kona Expressway By 2026


A 7.2 km long six-lane elevated superhighway is set to be built on Kona Expressway at NH117 in West Bengal.

The work on the project, which has around 30-month deadline, is expected to be completed by early 2026.

The upcoming expansion of the Kona Expressway will resolve the chronic traffic congestion.

The NHAI will additionally relay a four-lane surface road to create a 10-lane high-speed corridor to facilitate smooth vehicular traffic to and from Kolkata.

The six-lane superhighway project was estimated to cost Rs 839.4 crore by NHAI.

RVNL won the contract for the project and will finish the construction within 910 days for Rs 720.6 crore.

The superhighway connecting Vidyasagar Setu to NH16 will save significant time for over 1 lakh vehicles that use Kona Expressway daily.

Commuters will be able to avoid local traffic by quickly moving along the elevated road.

RITES’ 2018 detailed project report proposed building a six-lane elevated viaduct supported by a single row of piers over congested areas such as Santragachhi’s bus terminus, railway station, Shibpur, Canal Side Road, and Carrie Road junction, reports Economic Times.

The construction of the new elevated road gains significance as heavy traffic congestion is a common issue for commuters travelling on the four-lane Kona Expressway and through the narrow road overbridge over railway tracks.