Majerhat Bridge Collapse: 40 Min Journey Taking 2 Hrs For Congestion


Kolkata: The collapse of Majerhat bridge has changed the picture of streets and lanes of Kolkata. The tremendous traffic congestion has numbed city’s daily routine ans continuing on Thursday. Ambulances, goods truck, school-bus got stuck in second Hooghly bridge. Many roads are holding no-entry boards in South Kolkata. So the people are facing huge problem in the morning prime time.

Taratala-Mominpur road is closed after the Majerhat bridge accident. Good vehicles have been prohibited in many roads and specified for few roads. Many goods truck and commercial vehicles are in queue in the second Hooghly Bridge and Kona Expressway. Almost all the entry to Kolkata are closed. Police said that it will take time to bring back the normal flow. Police advised to use Howrah Bridge for next few days.

Second Hooghly Bridge is open for passengers vehicles. The pressure in the Second Bridge less down after 10 am. But New Alipore, Khiddirpore Road, Hide-Road, Brace-Bridge are having high pressure. Kolkata police has ceased goods transportation from 6 am to 11 pm in CGR Road, Taratala Road, Hide Road, Sahapur Road, Alipore Station Road, Tollygunje Circular Road, DPS Road, Prince Anwarshah Road, NSC Bose Road, Alipore Road, Belvedere Road, Diamond Harbour Road to avoid excessive congestion.

Public and private buses have taken differnet routes after the collapse of Majerhat bridge. Behala bound buses and cars passing Hastings crossing to take Diamond Harbour Road have been diverted to other roads. Most of the buses are going through CGR Road-Brace Bridge-Taratala crossing to enter South Kolkata. North bound vehicle of D H Road will be diverted from Taratala crossing via Taratala road-Brace Bridge-Hide Road-CGR road-Hastings crossing.

All Behala bound vehicles availing Alipore Road will be diverted via Judge Court Road on Strandel Road-D H Road- Garden Reach Flyover- Remount Road. City bound vehicles from Budge Budge area will be diverted from Jinzira Bazar crossing via Taratala Road-Brooklyn Road-Garden Reach Flyover-Remount Road-D H Road.

Tram service will be totally suspended along CGR Road-D H road & Judges Court Road. To avoid passengers problem short rout buses have been have been started like Taratala to Budge Budge, Taratala to Tollygunje metro station, Tollygunje to Behala, Behala Chowrasta to Diamond Harbour route. People are waiting at the bus stop for bus-auto and taxi. 40 minutes roads are taking at least 2 hours.