In peak hours on Monday, traffic on Howrah Bridge went for a toss after a man was spotted scaling the century-old structure. The area, which sees heavy traffic movement in the afternoon, almost came to a stand still as police and fire brigade officials struggled to bring the man down.
A Kolkata police official said that patrolling cops spotted a middle-aged man scaling the bridge at around 3:30 pm. He was brought down with the help of a ladder by personnel of the fire brigade and a team from Golabari police station of Howrah Police Commissionerate, the official said.
The man, reported to be a vagrant, was admitted to a Howrah hospital by the police.
(With inputs from PTI)
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