#MajerhatBridgeCollapse: Mamata Called Meeting With PWD, KMDA & Police


Kolkata: CM Mamata Banerjee has called a meeting with the PWD/ KMDA/ police tomorrow at Nabanna . Detailed health reports sought by the CM.

State-run engineering and consultancy agency RiTES had in 2016 warned the West Bengal government on the precarious condition of several bridges in the city including the Majerhat structure but no action was taken, officials told. One of them said that the West Bengal government was about to undertake repair work on the decrepit Majerhat bridge but it got delayed due to bureaucratic wrangles.

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A suo moto case has been registered at Alipur police station against unknown people (maintenance agency) in relation with the Majerhat Bridge collapse in south Kolkata. The case has been filed under Sections 304, 308, 427 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code.

At least two persons was killed and 25 others injured in south Kolkata after a portion of the Majherhat bridge collapsed on Tuesday. The rescuers did not find anyone trapped in the debris overnight, but a police officer said clearance operations was on full tilt on Wednesday morning.