Kolkata Officials Say Delayed FOB Will Open in August
Municipal officials in Kolkata, India, say a foot-overbridge (FOB) at busy traffic intersection Exide is nearing completion and should be open for public use in August, The Times of India reported on June 10. The project began in February 2020 and was originally scheduled to open in May 2021, but the Kolkata Municipal Corp. says COVID-19 restrictions delayed delivery of needed parts for the two escalators that will provide access to the 42-m-long FOB. Once the Exide FOB is complete, officials say the city will begin construction on another elevated crossing, this one requested by the state health department as an aid to doctors, students, paramedics and patients who need safe road-crossing access to the R Ahmed Dental College. The 52-m-long FOB would also be served by two escalators.