The Majerhat bridge might are inaugurated 9 months agone had the railway not late providing the mandatory permission, chief minister Mamata Banerjee aforementioned on weekday.
“We are meeting (the railway) on a daily basis for 9 months seeking clearance for the project. withholding tax dhoreychhi je clearance dao (Have control their feet seeking clearance),” Mamata aforementioned at Nabanna.
“This might are done 9 months back. The railway didn’t offer permission at the proper time. For over 2 years folks of Behala and south Calcutta have suffered most.”
The chief minister created the statement on each day some BJP supporters control a rally at Majerhat demanding the gap of the bridge.
The Majerhat bridge, that has replaced the one that folded in Gregorian calendar month 2018, has cleared a “load test”. The government will fix a date for inauguration once the railway provides its nod.
The BJP supporters gathered round the bridge and began destruction guardrails that are place up to stop any movement on the service roads round the bridge for safety reasons. Some allegedly attacked the police and broken two-wheelers set on the road. “We tried telling the protesters that the guardrails had been place up to limit movement round the bridge and forestall any mishap,” a lawman aforementioned. “But they refused to pay attention and unbroken pull them down.”
With the peak-hour traffic hit by the agitation — on each day once the Left-backed unions were perceptive a state-wise bandh — a powerful contingent of police arrived and shoved away the protesters, crystal rectifier by Kailash Vijayvargiya, the party’s national general secretary. The police removed him however the leader claimed he was in remission.
“For 9 months the railway didn’t offer permission (for the project), were the BJP party employees sleeping then?” Mamata asked. “The PWD has completed its task. however it’s still not prepared. There area unit some technical points that the railway needs to clear as a result of the railway tracks below.”
The chief minister created it clear that the delay wasn’t as a result of the state except for the Centre.
“The delay is as a result of the BJP’s politics. Residents of Behala and different area unitas are harassed… There area unit some clearances (from the railways) that are still needed and it’ll take around seven days. Since railway tracks area unit below we’ve got to require clearance (from the railway). therefore it’s (the inauguration of the bridge) isn’t in our hands.”
PWD officers aforementioned they were hoping for a fast response from the railway since a team of engineers had visited the bridge once the load check was on. State PWD minister Aroop Biswas aforementioned the railways mustn’t delay the clearance because the central utility had supervised the development of the bridge over the railway tracks.
“We have given a complete of Rs thirty three.29 large integer to the railways…. Of which, Rs 7.30 large integer was given for direction construction of the bridge. Now, they ought to not delay the approval to inaugurate the bridge as they themselves have supervised the development,” aforementioned Biswas.