first_imgKolkata: Metro construction work at the site adjacent to Majerhat Bridge, a portion of which had collapsed on Tuesday, will remain stalled till the report of the high power committee is filed.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said: “Metro authorities haves been directed not to continue with the work at the site adjacent to Majerhat Bridge, till the report of the committee comes.” It may be mentioned that the state government has set up a high power committee to probe into Tuesday’s incident. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe work at the Metro site was asked to stop for the time being as “heavy vibration” due to the construction work has come up as a reason behind the caving in of the middle portion of the bridge.Banerjee said that the exact reason behind the collapse will become clear only after the final report of the committee comes. But primary enquiry report has suggested that the Metro work had created some problems for the bridge.It may be mentioned that Rail Vikash Nigam Limited (RVNL) had stated in a Press communiqué on Tuesday night that “there was no relation” with the Metro work and the collapse of the bridge.During the Press conference at Nabanna on Thursday, the Chief Minister questioned how one can come to a conclusion regarding what led to the collapse, within such a short time after the incident.Banerjee said that directions have been given to check all the bridges adjacent to which Metro work is going on. Chief Secretary Malay De will be speaking to the metro authorities in this regard.last_img