PWD Officials Inspect Sodepur Flyover

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Barrackpore: The authorities have moved to the core after the Majherhat bridge
collapse recently. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee termed several flyovers in the
city as dangerous. After this, the PWD engineers inspected the Sodepur flyover of
North 24 Parganas on Saturday along with police officials of Kharda police station
and traffic department officials. They inspected the bridge and also its condition
below the bridge. However, rail ministry has not said anything on the renovation of
the bridge.

Vidhan Sabha’s chief speaker and MLA from Panihati constituency Nirmal Ghosh had
himself inspected the bridge and spoke to the PWD department. Soon after this the
PWD deprtment sent officials for inspection.

The Sodepur bridge is one of the main communicating bridge in between Panihati and
Madhyamgram. Thousands of goods vehicles ply over this bridge. Presently, the
pressure in this bridge has increased too. Hence the immediacy of the PWD officials
visiting the bridge.

The PWD officials have said that a report will be submitted to both the PWD
department and railways department about the condition of the bridge. In future,
the PWD department and Railways department will take decision on the maintenance of
the bridge.

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