Barrackpore: After the Majerhat bridge collapse on September, administration standing on the toe regarding the health of flyovers. With an official announcement on Thursday, Barrackpore Commisionerate Traffic department of North 24 pargana has prohibited freight traffic movement in Sodepur flyover proritising security of common people.
The authority said that, no vehicle would be able to carry more than sixteen ton while availing the flyover. The traffic dept has already hanged notice board in both side of the flyover. The Public Works Department officials have scrutinised the present of Sodepur flyover as the State Government demanded after Majerhat bridge collapse.
The PWD department, in their report has mentioned the poor condition of the flyover and issued prohibition in carrying weights. The rule has been enacted from Wednesday night.
On this note, vigilance has been increaed at that area. Proritising security of common people, the decision has been made by the authority. Alternative ways have also be opened instead of the flyover.
In an effort to reduce the chance of accident, Barrackpore Police Commissionerate has taken such decision. Surveillance has been beefed up in night time on Barrackpore flyover. The traffic department is not allowing any heavy vehicle on the flyover.
Commenting on the issue, DCP Traffic Abadesh Pathak said, “We have informed the concerned department regarding the quick required reformation of the flyover to bring back the normal traffic movement. Presently, all the car are being diverted to Kalyani Highway.”
An alternative road parallel to a bridge that collapsed over a month ago in south Kolkata was thrown open to the public on Friday, much to the relief of a large number of daily commuters to and from the city and its suburbs.
A portion of the Majerhat Bridge in south Kolkata collapsed on September 4, killing a city youth instantly and injuring at least 19 others. Two bodies of Metro rail workers were recovered from under the debris two days after the accident.
The new road along with two bailey bridges over the Chetla canal and railway level crossing were constructed within 20 days in close coordination between the Public Works Department (PWD) and Eastern Railway.