Under-construction Bridge Collapses in Bhagalpur, Bihar
An under-construction bridge collapsed in Bhagalpur, Bihar. This unfortunate incident led to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ordering an immediate investigation to identify those responsible.
A Bridge to Nowhere
The bridge was expected to be inaugurated in November or December later this year. However, the premature collapse of the structure raises significant safety and quality concerns. “The way it collapsed is unfortunate. A probe must happen into the incident, there’s some fault,” said Sultanganj JDU MLA Lalit Narayan Mandal. The accountability for the incident is yet to be determined, and the state is actively pursuing leads in the investigation.
Incident Details and Response
The collapse occurred around 6 pm, with no casualties reported at this time. The local administration is currently at the scene, collecting information and evaluating the situation. “We have asked for a report from ‘Pul Nirman Nigam’,” stated DDC Bhagalpur Kumar Anurag, indicating that the construction company involved will be held to account for this mishap.
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The incident draws attention to the quality of construction and supervision exercised on public infrastructure projects. The investigation ordered by the CM will look into these aspects, and the findings are awaited with anticipation.
The swift response from the state government and local administration demonstrates the importance placed on public safety and infrastructure. As the investigation unfolds, further information is expected to surface, potentially leading to significant changes in public infrastructure projects and their oversight.