Kolkata: Minister Firhad Hakim requested the citizens to take pictures on their
respective mobile phones if anyone finds any crack in bridge and Whats App it to
the ministers and government officers.
You can whatsapp the picture to 9830037493. The minister visited several important
bridges in the city on Thursday. He visited Kalighat bridge, Bijan Setu, Dhakuria
bridge, Baghajatin bridge, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar bridge, Chingrighata bridge, Ultadanga
bridge, Arabinda Setu and bankim Setu.
The minister said, “Renovation works for the Kalighat bridge will begin within
three days. It will be completed in ten days.” He also informed that the KMD has
had constructed several bridges. The common people will be able to inform the
department officers and officials about the condition of those bridges. The
minister himself will also check the messages. The officers will take immediate
steps if any common person sends picture of cracks or poor maintenance of any
It needs mention that after the Majherhat bridge collapse, the state government
decided to demolish the entire bridge. In its place, a new bridge will be set up
within one year. The demolition process for the old bridge has already begun. The
state also requested the railways to provide two railway crossings. However, the
railways assured to make one leverl crossing for the moment.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee recently blamed the PWD department for the Majherhat