KMDA engineers inspect Ultadanga flyover traffic movement still locked down

first_imgKolkata: Senior engineers of Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) inspected Ultadanga flyover on Wednesday, where cracks have appeared on the pillars which had been installed to repair it after a portion of the bridge collapsed in 2013.State Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim said experts from Mumbai will come to the city on Thursday and will conduct a thorough investigation. Whether the flyover will be opened to traffic will be decided only after getting reports from them. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersTraffic movement along the flyover has been stopped from Tuesday evening, which will continue for at least three days. There was huge deployment of police to ease traffic movement along VIP Road on Wednesday morning. As the vehicles could not take the flyover that connects VIP Road with Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, there had been massive jam on Tuesday evening after the traffic ban came into force. Commuters going towards the airport side were greatly inconvenienced. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaHowever, there was much less jam on Wednesday thanks to efficient traffic management. Traffic sergeants were posted at HUDCO intersection and EM Bypass intersection with Salt Lake to stop overtaking. Though the traffic moved at a slower pace in the morning and evening peak hours, there was no bumper-to-bumper traffic bottleneck, which was anticipated. A stretch on the flyover had collapsed on March 3. The incident took place within a few minutes after a loaded truck was passing by pier 13 and 14 of the flyover. The truck fell into the Kestopur canal and within seconds, the iron girder between piers 13 and 14 fell down. The flyover was constructed by Mackintosh Burn in 2011, under the supervision of KMDA, while the design was made by Consulting Engineering Services. The KMDA engineers said preliminary investigation has revealed that the iron pillars, which had been installed after the collapse of the flyover, have developed cracks failing to bear the load.last_img read more

Soldier killed in building collapse laid to rest in Meghalaya

first_imgShillong: The mortal remains of Subedar Henkhomang Gangte, one of the thirteen soldiers killed in a building collapse in Himachal Pradesh, has been laid to rest with full military honours at his native place in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district, a defence spokesperson said. Gangte, a resident of Happy Valley area in the district, was buried at the Assam Regimental Centre cemetery on Wednesday in the presence of the Commandant, Brigadier R K Gaikwad, relatives and local people, he said. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! His body had arrived in a military aircraft to Guwahati, along with the remains of two other officers, Subedar Major Prodip Chandra Bhuyan and Subedar Bisharsing Basumatary, – both residents of Assam – the spokesperson said. The mortal remains were received by the family members on Tuesday at the Guwahati airport, he added. As many as fourteen people, including 13 Army personnel, lost their lives and 28 others were injured on Monday after a four-storey building collapsed in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan district following heavy rain.last_img read more

Man sent to hospital with gunshot wound early Saturday

A 34-year-old man was taken to hospital early Saturday morning after police discovered him suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.According to a police news release, officers were first dispatched to the 1800 block of Ottawa Street after receiving a report of a gunshot in the area. When they arrived at the scene they located the man suffering from a gunshot wound.The victim was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.Regina police say the investigation into the incident remains ongoing and ask that anyone who may have information that could assist in the investigation call police at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. read more