Dakshin Dinajpur

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WD-Roads Department

PWD ROADS DEPARTMENT (Dakshin Dinajpur Highway Division)

"Dakshin Dinajpur Highway Division" was created in 1998, after bifurcation of the then West Dinajpur Highway Division.

This Division with its headquarters at Balurghat, maintains 241.58 Km road-spread over the District.  This  Division controls two sub-divisions, namely Balurghat Highway Sub-division (headquarter at Balurghat) and Buniadpur Highway Sub-division (headquarter at Buniadpur).  This District is a flood prone area, and the roads suffer from heavy rain and flood during monsoon every year.

Most of the roads of this Division are of Village Road category, having narrow crust width and minimum crust thickness, which is inadequate to sustain present traffic intensity and traffic load.  These roads require strengthening and widening.

During 2001-02, this Division has completed the work of "Widening and Strengthening of Abidpur-Gangarampur-Laskarhat Road (38-Km) through HUDCO Loan Assistance Scheme (Phase-I)".

Passing bays have been constructed in some narrow roads through Grand-In-Aid Scheme, resulting in reduced traffic hazards, particularly during monsoons.

The road from Maniko to Bangalipur (under Hili Block) was constructed under BADP Scheme in the last year.  The division has taken up the work of Widening and Strengthening of Balurghat-Laskarhat Road stretch from 2 Km to 4 Km, under BADP Scheme.

The most important scheme undertaken by this Division is "Construction of alternate route from Balurghat to Malda via Amtolighat."  One Bridge has already been constructed over River Punarbhaba at Amtolighat. The approach road of the said bridge is under construction and is likely to be completed this year. This will immensely benefit the public in the near future.

Another important scheme under construction is the "Bridge over River Tangon at Banshihari", which was inaugurated in 1999.

This Division has already completed another the scheme "Bridge over River Tulai" on Udaypur-Mahipaldighi road under Kushmandi Block and the same is now open for public utility.

This Division is executing the following schemes as Deposit Work under different head MPLAD, BEUP, etc.

  1. Construction of Tulshipur-Kamalpur Road  - MPLAD Scheme
  2. Construction of Bus Stand at Chakvrigu - MPLAD Scheme
  3. Construction of Harirampur Bus Stand - MPLAD Scheme

This Division undertook the following important New Proposals to improve road network and to facilitate growth of economy of the people of the district...

  1. Replacement of wooden bridge over Ghupsi Khari on Kamarpara-Kurmail-Chingishpur Road.
  2. Improvement of Beldangi-Harirampur-Dehabandh Road.
  3. Improvement of Daulatpur-Harirampur-Dehabandh Road.
  4. Improvement of Mirzapur-Banshihari Road.
  5. Improvement of Balurghat-Laskarhat Road.
  6. Improvement of Shibpur-Mahipaldighi Road.
  7. Improvement of Fulbari-Kumarganj Road.
  8. Improvement of Shibpur-Mahipaldighi Road.

Administrative Structure of Dakshin Dinajpur Highway Division

LIST OF ROADS UNDER THIS DIVISION

Name of Road

Length (Km)

Balurghat-Laskarhat Road

20.6

Tapan-Laskarhat Road

10

Gangarampur-Tapan Road

14

Tapan-Kardaha Road

9

Kardah-Vikahar Road

4

Vikahar-Amtalighat Road

3.6

Fulbari-Kumarganj Road

26

Kamarpara-Kurmail-Chingishpur Road

11

Teor-Binsira Road

4

Binsira Manikyo Road

3

Manikyo - Bangalipur Road

2

Gopalpur-Binsira Road

4.6

Tulsipur-Kamalpur Road

8

Gangarampur-Hamjapur Road

12.66

Mirzapur-Banshihari Road

15

Shibpur-Mahipaldighi Road

14.3

Udaypur-Mahipaldighi Road

8

Kushmandi-Mahipaldighi Road

11.3

Harirampur-Dhumsadighi Road

10.6

Daulatpur-Harirampur-Dehanandh Road

20.4

Harirampur-Beldangi Road

9.4

Dehanandh-Fatepur Road

12

NAME OF MAJOR BRIDGES UNDER THIS DIVISION

Bridge

River

Location

Saroj Setu at Balurghat

Atrayee

Balurghat Town

Kumarganj Bridge

Atrayee

Kumarganj

Amtalighat Bridge

Purnabhaba

Amtalighat

Tangon Setu at Banshihari

Tangon

Banshihari

Rampurghat Bridge

Tangon

Rampurghat on Kushmandi-Mahipaldighi

Tulai Bridge

Tulai

Udaypur-Mahipaldighi

Balia Khari Bridge

Balia Khari

Harirampur-Dhumsadighi

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