Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee reaches Majerhat tragedy site. Police Commissioner Rajib Kumar is also presented here.
Money & job can’t compensate lives but still compensation of Rs 5 lakh has been announced for the person who died. 2 ppl are critical. There are many more such bridges in Bengal so govt is trying to get those records & take necessary steps: Mamata Banerjee.
Our full team, along with locals, worked strongly and rescued people who were trapped within hours. The local people played a great role. I would not undermine their contribution with just words of thanks; we will reward them in due course of time.
An emergency meeting will be held tomorrow at 3:30 PM. Bangla is a river-centric place. There are many bridges here. Even, all documents are not in place. We will continue the monitoring work with all available technical experts.
Metro work is going on in the vicinity. Many locals also said that there were vibrations – almost like earthquake – during the construction work. For the last nine years, the work is going on. I know the people of South 24 Parganas will be inconvenienced. The administration will take requisite steps to make people’s commuting easier, said Mamata.
Two dead and 25 have been reported injured after a portion of the arterial Majerhat flyover in South Kolkata collapsed on Tuesday, 4 September. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has cut short her Darjeeling trip. Rescue and clearance operations are still underway at the accident spot.