Train services on Majerhat temporarily suspended

Train services on Majerhat temporarily suspended

A section of Majerhat bridge collapsed in south Kolkata, Tuesday, Sep 04, 2018. (PTI Photo)

Train movement was temporarily suspended on the Majerhat road over bridge in Kolkata after a portion of it collapsed in the adjacent areas of circular railway line Tuesday.

The Railway Ministry, however, said the maintenance of the collapsed portion of the bridge was not under railway jurisdiction.

The 40-year-old bridge in the crowded Alipore area caved in around 4.45 pm during rush hour over rail tracks. It runs over the Majerhat Railway Station and connects the city centre to Behala and other southern suburbs.

Maintaining that the suspension was a "precautionary measure", railways said the collapse has not resulted in any injury to any rail passenger or employee.

The 30711 Baygunge-Duttapukur local via circular railway has been stopped between New Alipore and Majerhat. However, train services on Budge-Budge Ballygunge section may be restored after ensuring the safety in train running, the ministry said.

It also said that no railway construction work was being carried out in the area.

One person was killed and several others injured in the incident.