Majerhat Flyover Collapse Due to Metro Work: PWD Report
Mamata Banerjee promised Rs five lakh compensation to the families of those killed in the Majerhat flyover collapse
Three dead and 27 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, announced a compensation of Rs five lakh to the families of people killed in the Majerhat flyover collapse. Mamata Banerjee arrived at the site of the collapse on 5 September, where rescue and clearance operations are still underway.
The Chief Minister has called for an emergency meeting at 3.30pm on 6 September to review the situation.
- 15 injured were taken to SSKM hospital, 9 to CMRI and one to Vidyasagar hospital
- The portion of the Majerhat flyover that has collapsed was part of the older flyover connecting New Alipore with Behala
- A committee headed by Chief Secretary Moloy De will be probing the cause of the accident
Ban on Goods Vehicles with 20 or More Wheels
The Kolkata Police, on Friday, 7 September, barred entry of goods vehicles with 20 or more wheels from Kolkata port area.
“Goods vehicles with 20 or more wheels will not be allowed to enter or exit from the Kolkata Port Area from September 10,” Additional Commissioner of Police, Kolkata said.
Kolkata Police Forms SIT to Probe Collapse
The Kolkata Police has formed an SIT to investigate the Majherhat bridge collapse. The Detective Department has been handed over the investigation. Statements of key witnesses have been recorded.
Primary Report Submitted by PWD Suggest Bridge Collapse Due to Metro Work: Mamata
Addressing a press conference, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the primary report submitted by the PWD engineers had suggested that the cause of the collapse was metro work that was underway nearby.
Strong action will be taken against those found guilty, no one will be spared.
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