Kolkata: A monitoring cell will be formed as early as possible for the inspection and monitoring of the bridges in Kolkata. Back to back bridge collapse worrying administration. High-power investigation committee has been formed to get the actual picture. Similarly bridge inspection and monitoring cell are on it way for routine check-up of the bridges.
The sudden collapse of Majerhat bridge has numbed South Kolkata and a temporary resident built for the on-site Metro workers. Kolkata port trust built the Majerhat bridge and handed to PWD.
Preliminarily, the Majerhat bridge lost its strength due to unnecessary overuse. The Public Works Department had rerpaired the holes temporarily. A call for tender has been made six months ago but did not get an outcome. Mamata Banerjee said that, “IIT Kharagpur has been given the charge to investigate the incident and assured that if any invilvement found they will not be spared.” She also said that lack of plan making the work tough for the government.
Talking on the safety measures of the bridge she said that, “Overloaded goods vehicles and 20 wheelers cars are making the roads more dangerous and slowly reducing the longibity of the road. A strict vigil needs for the to restrict their free movement.
To some extent the ongoing metro work responsible for the bridge collapse. So the metro work will be halted till the report arrive and expert gives their opinion. A narrow lane under the Majerhat bridge owned by Rail must be in use to reduce traffic. But it needs a permission from the authority. Kolkata Port Trust made the bridge and handed to Public Works Department.