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Incidents of major bridge collapses in India

By Chennabasaveshwar
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    New Delhi, Sep 4: The horror of Majerhat flyover collapse in Kolkata is the second major incident of flyover/bridge collapse after 2016. Twenty-seven people were killed and 80 others after Vivekananda Flyover collapsed on 31st March 2016 in Kolkata.

    Majerhat flyover collapse in Kolkata. Courtesy:ANI news

    Here is the list of incidents of bridge/flyover collapse across India:

    • 21 July 2001: Kadalundi River rail bridge in Kadalundi - 57 killed
    • 10 September 2002: Rafiganj rail bridge in Rafiganj - 130 killed
    • 29 October 2005: Veligonda Railway Bridge in Railway bridge - 114 killed
    • December 2006: Pedestrian bridge Bhagalpur in - 30 killed
    • 9 September 2007: Flyover bridge Punjagutta in Hyderabad - 20 killed
    • 1 Oct 2008: Under-construction flyover in Lucknow - 6 Killed
    • 25 December 2009: Kota Chambal Bridge Kota in Rajasthan - 9 killed - 45 missing
    • May 25, 2012: Pauri Garwal, Uttarakhand - Under construction Bridge - 6 killed
    • June 10, 2014: Flyover in Surat - 3 Killed
    • Aug 25 2015: Flyover in Nawada - 4 killed
    • 31 March 2016: Vivekananda Flyover Bridge Kolkata - 27 killed, 80+ injured
    • 2 August 2016: Savitri River Bridge, Maharashtra - 28 killed
    • 18 May 2017: Sanvordem River Bridge, Curchorem, Goa 2 killed, 30 missing
    • May 16, 2018 : Under-construction flyover in Varanasi - 18 Killed

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