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The entire Majerhat bridge on arterial Diamond Harbour Road, a portion of which collapsed on September 4 killing two persons, will be demolished and a new bridge will be built over the railway tracks.
Rumours went round that a slab of the flyover was loose and was about to fall causing vehicular traffic over and under the flyover to be halted for some time.
Television footage showed a woman sitting under the bridge sustained minor injury in the accident. However, there was no police confirmation.
KoPT Chairman Vinit Kumar had a meeting with all the stake holders and apprised them of the action being taken by port.
The letter is seen as an answer to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's blaming of vibrations due to Metro rail works for the collapse of Majerhat Bridge on September 4.
A bridge in Phansidewa near Siliguri in Darjeeling district of West Bengal collapsed on Friday morning when a brick-laden truck was crossing it.
An under-construction flyover had collapsed in the crowded Burrabazar area, the wholesale business hub of the city, on March 31, 2016, claiming 26 lives.
Cracks in collapsed Kolkata bridge were covered with tar: Forensic experts
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee held a meeting with officials of the PWD, KMDA and other departments.
Banerjee patted her own back stating that the state administration did a commendable job in mitigating the crisis of Majerhat Bridge collapse in south Kolkata on Tuesday.
One more dead body was retrieved from beneath the debris on Wednesday taking the death toll to two.
The locals in Kolkata cited the lack of maintenance as the reason behind the collapse of the Majerhat bridge that killed a man and injured at least 19 others.
The body was suspected to be that of one of the two labourers who were missing since the bridge collapsed more than 24 hours ago.
The road bridge runs over the Majherhat Railway Station on the Sealdah-Budge Budge line during the evening rush hour.
RVNL Chief Project Manager/Line AK Roy said the approach piers of ROB on both ends of the affected span were intact in position.