Majerhat Tragedy: Railways Demand Rs 10 Cr From State As Compensation


Kolkata: Indian Railways on Saturday demanded Rs 10 Crore from the West Bengal government as compensation due to damage by Majerhat bridge collapse.

State already got letters from railways but state till now not responded. Eventually state did not decide how much they will pay.

Earlier, the Eastern Railway expressed great concern over proposed Rail crossing at Majerhat bridge collapse site. Railway authorities said that if the level crossing formed then train movement on the route can be hampered. According to sources, Within a few days, they will make a final decision on this issue and will submit report to the State Government.

The shambolic state of the bridge that fell in Kolkata and claimed three lives and injured scores was not hidden from the authorities as the Eastern Railways had warned the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) about the poor condition of the bridge 39 days before its collapse.

According to sources, due to collapse, railways suffered with big loses and they have to make new level crossings at the Majerhat site. So now they sent letter to the Nabanna demanding 10 cr compensation.