The death toll in Majerhat bridge collapse rose to three on Thursday morning after the NDRF recovered two more bodies from the site of the bridge collapse on Thursday. The identity of the deceased has not been ascertained yet.
SS Khatri, Deputy, Commandant, NDRF, said the rescue operation which began on September 4 has concluded. Five NDRF teams were working at the site since the evening of 4th September till today morning.
A portion of the Majerhat bridge collapsed over rail tracks in the busiest Alipore area in south Kolkata on Tuesday evening following heavy rains. Several people and vehicles are feared trapped under the debris. According to reports, a person has died in the accident. The death toll is likely to go up.
The 40-year-old bridge, which runs over the Majerhat Railway Station, connects Behala to other parts of Kolkata across the arterial Sealdah railway line.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday pinned the blame on the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) for the collapse of Majerhat flyover. Mamata said metro rail construction work led to tremors in the area. According to the chief minister, piling work for metro rail construction has often led to vibrations in the area. And it is "practical problem".
Kolkata: Latest visuals of search and rescue operations at the spot where part of Majerhat bridge collapsed on September 4. Clearance work is also underway.
Four months before the Majherhat bridge collapse, West Bengal Public Works Department floated a tender document for the repair work of the bridge.
The death toll in Majerhat bridge collapse rose to three on Thursday morning after the NDRF recovered two more bodies from the site of the bridge collapse on Thursday.
Mamata Banerjee orders probe
CM Mamata Banerjee orders a high power committee led by Chief Secy to probe into the matter. Responsible persons or agencies will not be spared
Raj Bhavan Kolkata
The Hon'ble Governor Shri Kesari Nath Tripathi visited the site of tragic incident of collapse of a portion of the Majher Hat Bridge today, and interacted with available officials of State Govt. and Kolkata Police engaged in rescue and relief work. He expresses his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members of the deceased in the accident.
He also prays for quick recovery of the wounded.
He urges the people in general- and especially those in the locality to come forward, cooperate with and help State and Central Government agencies engaged in undertaking rescue operation and to help maintain order in the area so that rescue and relief work can progress smoothly.
He also urges the agencies responsible for maintenance of all the bridges in the State to do a thorough examination of the bridges and take corrective measures to maintain those properly.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on bridge collapse
The bridge collapse incident in Kolkata is extremely tragic. Four NDRF teams have already reached the spot. One more team is on the way. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured.
Bridge deserved better maintenance: Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi
Bridge deserved better maintenance. There was a report on a pit here for quite some time, I don't know whether PWD noted it. PWD and Railway administration had the responsibility to maintain it. Matter requires investigation, says Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi
1 dead, 19 injured
1 dead, 19 injured in Kolkata's Majerhat bridge collapse
PM Modi on bridge collapse
The collapse of a part of a bridge in Kolkata is deeply unfortunate. My thoughts are with the families of the victims. I pray that those who are injured recover at the earliest.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 4, 2018
Rescue operations underway
Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee visited the Majerhat bridge collapse site. Four cranes, nearly 500 rescue workers have been pressed into action along with locals who have rushed to bring out those trapped under the Majerhat bridge, reports said.
BJP blames Mamata government for bridge collapse
State Govt&CM is responsible for this bridge collapse. They are saying beautification of city is on,but repair work of old constructions is not on her mind. State govt should take complete responsibility of this collapse, said Mukul Roy of BJP, on Majerhat bridge collapse
According to reports, five people were feared dead. However, Kolkata Police and Municipal Affairs Minister Firhad Hakim have not confirmed any deaths till now. Some six people have been admitted to CMRI and SSKM Hospitals.
Traffic advisory after Bridge Collapse
Alipore Road is closed to traffic from Judges Court Road
DH Road is closed to traffic from Ekbalpore Crossing
DH Road is closed to traffic from CGR Road
DH Road towards Majherhat Bridge is closed to traffic from NR Avenue
CM Mamata Banerjee
Expressing her grief over the tragedy, Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told reporters in Darjeeling on Tuesday that said she is receiving information from the rescue team on the ground and she wants to go back to Kolkata as soon as possible. However, the chief minister couldn't arrive in Kolkata due to non-availability of flight from Darjeeling in the evening.
NDRF to the rescue
NDRF has deployed two teams to tackle the Majherhat Bridge Collapse. Both teams were sent at 17:05 PM. They are about to reach the spot.
Firhad Hakim, West Bengal Minister on Majerhat bridge collapse
CM Mamata Banerjee
Police is investigating the matter, a detailed investigation will be done, our main focus right now is rescue and relief operations, says CM Mamata Banerjee
Visuals of Majerhat Bridge
Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien on bridge collapse
Watching scenes of Majerhat bridge #Kolkata collapse . Devastating. Rescue teams, disaster management teams, Police CP,fire fighters already reach spot. Locals join. Rescue operations on.Prayers for those affected. Difficult to gauge enormity of tragedy as yet looking at visuals— Derek O'Brien (@derekobrienmp) September 4, 2018
CM Mamata Banerjee on bridge collapse
Indian Army to the rescue
Army has not been called in but since the area is very close, Army field hospital detachment has been sent: Indian Army on part of Majerhat bridge collapses in South Kolkata— ANI (@ANI) September 4, 2018
No casualty of railway passengers
The bridge has collapsed on Railway track but no casualty of railway passengers, says CPRO Eastern Railway R.Mahapatra
CM Mamata Banerjee orders probe
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has ordered a probe into the bridge collapse in Majerhat
Rescue teams and ambulances have arrive at the spot where part of Majerhat bridge in South Kolkata has collapsed on Tuesday.