Kolkata Majerhat Bridge col pse: What’s wrong with India’s bridges?
NEW DELHI: A 66-foot deck of a bridge in south Kolkata col psed + on Tuesday evening, snuffing out one life, trap several people and crushing many vehicles. The bridge is over 40 years old.
BRIDGE AFTER BRIDGE: This is the second major bridge col pse this year after Varanasi in which 18 people lost their lives and the fifth big one in the last two years.
In 2016, an under-construction flyover had col psed on Vivekananda Road in Kolkata killing 27 people. In the same year, 22 people died when a British-era bridge on the Mumbai-Goa highway col psed.
THE PROBLEM: The issue is that bridges have a shelf life and require regular mon oring, audit and maintenance. But this critical aspect has been ignored by authorities - it's not been as high on priority as the tenders for new bridges.
India bridges are unsafe because it is built by corrupted nehru gandhi. majority of our iconic bridges that are still functioning are British era , even our corrupted gandhi could not do the maintenance and they are falling apart killing people regularly !!
See co ption index! Bring back British raj. All bridges, roads and stations will be safe. Make in India. .
Cor ion in every brick!
I'm afraid somebody may start blaming Modi for this too.
There are so many bridges built during British rule still standing strong all over India. But 20 yr old, 30 yr old, under construction bridges are collapsing. What is wrong?? Our engineers, designs, materials, corrupt sy em...??? Both BJP and Congress just want to loot money.
The main problem with Indian bridges is `Indians''!
Reservations in education and in jobs.
1) obvious reason is co ption but there is another root cause, all engineers in gt department are not engineers by merit but due to caste xyz quota who are engineers today bcoz of quota and not by merit and so how can u expect quality
i wonder why such bridges dont col pse when VIP motorcades pass over them.
Because they are no longer built by Britishes..
We Indians are very corrupt and unfortunately
All due to co ption.