Eastern Railway Dismantles Unsafe ROB in Kolkata

The unsafe road overbridge (ROB), that connects Kolkata with the northern suburbs, has been dismantled over railway tracks, paving the way for the commencement of construction of a new bridge, an Eastern Railway official said yesterday (Tuesday, 28th April 2020).

Though passenger train services are suspended owing to the coronavirus-triggered lockdown, a number of freight and parcel express trains pass through the railway tracks under the ROB. The ER facilitated the dismantling work of the bridge by controlling the operation of freight trains, he said.

The West Bengal government has decided to construct a new bridge at the same place after completion of the dismantling process.