Flyover Tragedy May Strike Kolkata Again: Mamata


Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is apprehensive of probable flyover tragedy in Kolkata.

The CM expressing grave concern on the quality of Rajarhat flyover in Kolkata, said, “I am afraid that such incident may again happen. To be precise I am afraid that the Rajarhat flyover may one day come rumbling down.”

Taking a dig at the Left Front government, during whose reign the Vivekananda flyover project was initiated, Mamata said, “The LF government has done nothing for the state, even the few construction undertaken, are also accident prone.”

“The misdeeds and low quality work done during the Left regime has so far created a huge problem for us and it is we, who are bearing the burnt.” She added.

Mamata made the statement during her poll rally in West Midnapore. She attended 5 poll rallies in the district today.

TMC MP from Kolkata North Sudip Banerjee had earlier stated that he had informed the state government of irregular and faulty work going on the flyover. Mamata Banerjee too had claimed that many complaints regarding the work done on the Vivekananda flyover was received earlier.

However, despite the political blame game over the incident many questions remained unanswered, like why no action was taken by the state government despite receiving complaints? Is there any such complaint made regarding the Rajarhat overpass?

On the other hand, Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury and BJP leader Siddartha Nath Singh accused that Hyderabad based construction giant IVRCL, the company building the flyover has given a subcontract to TMC leader Sanjay Bakshi’s nephew Rajat Bakshi, and low quality work has caused the accident.

Union Minister Babul Supriyo too had alleged the role of TMC leader in the accident. Congress leader Adhir chowdhury said that he will file an PIL on the issue on Monday.

At least 24 people were killed when a huge chunk from the under construction Vivekananda flyover in Kolkata’s Posta area came crumbling down on Thursday near Ganesh talkies.