Soumendu Chatterjee, City Lead – Kolkata, ANAROCK Property Consultants
Commissioned in the late 1970s, EM (Eastern Metropolitan) Bypass in Kolkata was previously a long stretch of road abutting undeveloped land.
EM Bypass stretches from Bidhannagar to Kamalgazi and was built to create a high-speed link between the northern and southern fringes, and also to reduce the perennial traffic congestion on Gariahat Road.
EM Bypass connects some of Kolkata’s prominent localities such as Salt Lake, Maniktala, Park Circus area, Gariahat, Sealdah Railway Station, Jodhpur Park, Selimpur, Lake Gardens, Jadavpur and Garia. EM Bypass also provides excellent connectivity to distant parts of Kolkata and other cities.
Located close to Kolkata’s CBD (central business district), the EM Bypass region is today witnessing a surge in housing demand from thousands of employees working in the IT-ITeS companies, industries and public offices in and around it.
In addition to the continuous physical infrastructure upgrades such as ongoing metro and BRTS network, EM Bypass is adequately endowed with social infrastructure. There are a number of retail malls/shopping complexes, high-end hotels and restaurants, hospitals and educational institutions on both sides of the Bypass.