Bihar: Sattarghat Bridge in the district of Gopalganj in Bihar around 150 km from Patna Bridge Collapses into river after a months of its inauguration on 16th June by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar.
A 263 cr project was collapsed after rain and a little flood. The bridge was constructed for helping general public for their daily commute. The length of the bridge was around 1.4km and the construction was started 8 years ago by Bihar Rajya Pul Nirman Nigam Ltd.
Reports quoting officials say the culverts connecting the road to the bridge could not withstand the water pressure.
The CM Nitish Kumar have not commented anything on the incidence yet. Bihar has received heavy rainfall for the last 4 days.
The government Release said:-“The Sattarghat bridge has not been damaged, as nearly two kms away from it, an approach road of an 18-m-long minor bridge was cut due to surging swollen waters in river Gandak…this has happened because of unprecedented pressure of water in the river…however, the structure of the minor bridge has not been affected. The main Sattarghat bridge is totally intact”, while adding, “There is no issue of any misappropriation in this project…this is a natural disaster”.
State Road Construction Department Nand Kishore Yadav said, “The RJD leaders do not have any moral right to say anything on the issue of corruption…the bridge is intact and only an approach road of a minor bridge in the area was damaged, which too will be repaired as soon as the water recedes”.