Bridge FIR names BMC

Police have lodged an FIR, with the provision to add names later, blaming the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation for Thursday’s collapse of the Himalaya foot overbridge near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus that has claimed six lives and injured 30. The civic body, responsible for maintaining the bridge, announced its own probe but demolished the collapsed […]

Bitumen peel-off to save bridge in Calcutta

Layers of bitumen will be scraped off the surface of Tallah bridge after a preliminary survey by the PWD revealed that they may be compromising on the load-bearing capacity of the structure. Patchwork repair, which involves piling a layer of bitumen, is common on city roads. When Majerhat bridge collapsed on September 4 last year, […]

Rel Infra selling spree

Reliance Infrastructure (Rel Infra), an Anil Ambani group firm, is selling its entire stake in the Delhi-Agra Toll Roadway to Singapore-based Cube Highways for Rs 3,600 crore. The transaction is expected to bring down its debt by 25 per cent to less than Rs 5,000 crore. Rel Infra on Thursday announced that it had signed […]

Demand for new footbridge

City-based NGO Jan Kalyan Morcha on Monday demanded that the Chakradharpur railway authorities declare the footbridge at Adityapur station, which was damaged on Sunday, as “condemned” and set up a new one closer to the station. The development comes at a time the bridge repair is already underway. The footbridge was damaged when an engine […]

3 private companies show interest in cable bridge construction over Hudco Lake

Three private companies have evinced interest in constructing the proposed cable-stayed bridge over Hudco Lake in suburban Govindpur. Two of these are from Calcutta and the third from Delhi. The tender was opened here on Saturday. “Three construction firms, including the one that set up Domuhani bridge over Subernarekha river, have shown interest. We will […]

OIL office blocked over road

Activists of the All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union, Chutia Students’ Union and the All Assam Adivasi Students’ Union on Friday started an indefinite blockade over non-construction of a road by Oil India Limited at Naoholia in Dibrugarh district. Local residents, including women, also blocked the entry of OIL employees into the office. They also did […]