The Tallah Bridge was decommissioned a few days back after the Government of West Bengal reviewed and decided to demolish the bridge situated in North Kolkata. RITES and construction expert V K Raina had conducted a survey of the 57-year-old bridge and both came to a conclusion that the bridge is beyond repair and should be pulled down. As a result of which it was decided that the bridge will be pulled down. Following the closure of traffic on the bridge, the 57-year-old structure will be dismantled and pulled down to make way for a new flyover. The demolition process is likely to begin from February 01. It is being expected that within two and a half months, the structure would be brought down completely. According to the sources, the State Government along with the Eastern Railways have given their final nod to the demolition work. The government has paid an amount of Rs 14 crore to Eastern Railways for construction of a level crossing on the tracks under the Talla Bridge for movement of heavy vehicles once the bridge is dismantled. The State Government has also floated a tender for construction of a new bridge after the current Tallah Bridge is demolished. It has been decided that the new bridge will be a cable-stayed bridge having four-lanes. The budget set for construction of the new bridge is around Rs 268 crore. The government has decided upon a dead line of one-and-a-half years for completion of the bridge.