Fingers Pointed At WB PWD Over Majerhat Bridge Collapse


Kolkata: Questions are being raised over the role of the Purtya department of the
WB government in the Majerhaat bridge collapse. However, the state secratariat has
not yet mentioned anything on this.

Soon after the collapse of the Posta flyover in 2016, the PWD or Purtya department
had the responsibility of looking after the wellness of the bridges in Kolkata.

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Questions are being raised that this 40-year-old Majherhaat bridge was not being
maintained or examined? According to our sources, the PWD department had given a
‘fit’ certificate after examining the bridge. How can a ‘fi’ certified bridge
collapse then?

According to Nabanna, 5 are dead and 9 injured. One died at SSKM. The bridge
collapsed at 4:20 pm. It is an active bridge with vehicles continuously plying over
and below the bridge.