KERALA, India — Construction sites have begun in the southern Indian city of Kolkata to construct roads to improve traffic flow and curb pollution.
Construction sites in Kolkatatabad, the city that includes the Indian National University, have begun construction of a stretch of road from the northern outskirts of the city to the southern outskirts.
Construction is expected to begin next week.
Construction of roads is part of the Indian government’s $2 billion plan to tackle pollution.
Kolkata, which has a population of 4 million people, is in the midst of a major traffic jam due to the monsoon rains that have swept through the state.
India is also on a national clean-up campaign after the devastating floods that hit the country’s northeastern state of Assam in 2016.