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Bihar: Bridge on Bakra river collapses in Araria, video surfaces

The locals alleged that the incident took place due to the negligence of the contractor. The bridge was constructed at a reported cost of Rs 12 crore.

Edited By: Ashesh Mallick @asheshmallick07 Araria Updated on: June 18, 2024 18:12 IST
Visual from the spot
Image Source : INDIA TV Visual from the spot

A bridge on Bakra river collapsed in the Sikti block area of the Araria in Bihar and fell into the river. It was built at an expense of crores of rupees at Padkiya Ghat in the district. A video of the collapse of the bridge has surfaced in which it can be heard that it has not even been a year of its construction. The locals alleged that the incident took place due to the negligence of the contractor and the department. The expense into constructing the bridge was reportedly Rs 12 crore. It should be noted that three pillars of the Padariya bridge were swept away by the river, causing the bridge to collapse.

 

MLA demands investigation

Sikti MLA Vijay Kumar said that the bridge collapse took place due to the negligence by the construction company's owner.

"On bridge collapse in Araria, Sikti MLA Vijay Kumar says, "The bridge has collapsed due to negligence by the construction company's owner. We demand that the administration should conduct an investigation," he said.

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