The road bridge in Sultanganj collapsed due to strong winds : IAS officer

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari receives a shocking explanation from IAS officer on the collapse of a bridge

(Right side) Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi – A bridge under construction in Bihar collapsed on 29th April. Regarding this Union Minister Nitin Gadkari questioned his Secretary. To which he responded, that the bridge collapsed due to strong winds. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari was shocked after hearing the IAS officer’s explanation.

He said, how can an IAS officer give such an explanation ? How strong winds can cause a collapse of a bridge ? Something must be wrong. It is a matter of inquiry if a bridge costing Rs. 1,710 crore cannot withstand strong winds.

Work on the 3,116-meter-long bridge was started in the year 2014. This work was expected to be completed in 2019. But, this work is still going on. (The Government should punish those who delay the work of public interest in such a manner and recover the additional cost from them – Editor)

Editorial viewpoint

It is clear how the country’s administration must be functioning if such irresponsible officials are in the management position. The Government should dismiss such officials.  

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