6 Weeks Before Kolkata Bridge Collapse, Railways Had Sounded An Alarm | Read

PUBLISHED ON: September 7, 2018 | Duration: 2 min, 37 sec

   
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In a shocking twist to the collapse of Kolkata's Majerhat Bridge on Tuesday that left three dead and scores injured, it now seems the Eastern Railways, in charge of a section of the bridge, had sounded an alarm exactly six week ago, on July 27. And while the West Bengal government has set up a committee to identify the agency responsible for the repair and upkeep of the bridge, Eastern Railways seemed to have no doubts about that. It wrote to the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), a statutory body under the state's Urban Affairs Ministry.

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