The video, which started doing the rounds since Thursday morning, shows a huge amount of dust coming out of the AJC Bose Road flyover in the Moulali area of the city
Kolkata: When you have three major bridge collapses in the past five years in Kolkata alone, with the latest not being even a month old, a nine-second video showing dust coming out from the AJC Bose Road flyover is enough to create panic among the public.
The video, which started doing the rounds since Thursday morning, shows a huge amount of dust coming out of the AJC Bose Road flyover in the Moulali area of the city.
The flyover is one of the three longest ones in Kolkata and connects Park Circus and Rabindra Sadan — two crucial points of the city.
With the memories of the Majerhat bridge collapse fresh in people's minds, it has taken them no time to assume that this flyover is also on the verge of collapse.
The video went viral in no time and was shared widely across WhatsApp and Twitter.
Many said that it was best to avoid the flyover.
Others called it the negligence of the government.
@MamataOfficial - please see the comdition of AJC bose flyover . The innocents die due to such ignorance, please take proper action against the contractor and repair the same asap. pic.twitter.com/VUKFkRTzWv— abhishek jain (@abhishe96034841) October 4, 2018
After seeing panic spreading like wildfire, Kolkata Police stepped in and clarified that the dust was due to cleaning of the flyover by the maintenance crew.
At the crossing of AJC Bose Road – Rawdon Street some people had noticed that sand was falling from the Flyover and this was creating panic. This has been recorded on video and was been circulated over social media. (1/2)— Kolkata Police (@KolkataPolice) October 4, 2018
It is clarified that the men employed for cleaning the AJC Road Flyover had swept the road and pushed the dust through the drain pipe on the Flyover and this was recorded.— Kolkata Police (@KolkataPolice) October 4, 2018
There is no cause for panic. (2/2)
Though it was not clarified why the maintenance staff swept the dust away the way it was captured in the video, what is clear is that the bridge will be intact, at least for now.
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Last Updated Oct 4, 2018, 7:31 PM IST