HRBC has taken up the work of designed repair and rehabilitation of all vital elements from the top of the stay cables down to the foundations of the bridge.   | The new-look HRBC website launched on 15th April 2021

Welcome to HRBC

Hooghly River Bridge Commissioners (HRBC) is a statutory body under the administrative control of the Public Works Department, Government of West Bengal that was established in 1969 for the purpose of construction of a new bridge across the river Hooghly when the iconic Howrah Bridge was being found to be inadequate for catering to growing trans-river communication. HRBC accomplished the job and enjoys its laurels to this date as the elegant cable-stayed structure of the 2nd Hooghly Bridge or Vidyasagar Setu as it has been named stands as an engineering marvel on the skyline of Kolkata.

After the achievement of its primary objective with the inauguration of the Vidyasagar Setu in 1992, the organization entered into various infrastructural development works of the Government. It successfully implemented the Calcutta Transport Infrastructure Development Project under JBIC loan assistance ...

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Past Projects

The Second Hooghly Bridge - Vidyasagar Setu: The first long span cable stayed bridge constructed in India, this elegant structure stands as an engineering marvel on the skyline of Kolkata. Apart from joining the twin cities of Kolkata & Howrah, this bridge provides a direct connection between Kolkata Port & NH6 linking Bombay & Madras, as well as NH2 for Delhi and NH41 for Haldia Dock Complex carrying about one lakh vehicles per day.

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Current Projects

Flyovers at the ingress and egress of Satragachhi Bus Terminus: After the Kolkata Central Bus Terminus for long distance buses was built at Santragachhi near the petrol pump adjacent to Kona Expressway, HRBC is presently constructing two flyovers at the ingress and egress of the bus terminus in order to provide an uninterrupted movement of the both-way traffic on the NH-117 in spite of the traffic entering into and exiting from the bus terminus.

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