Bridge collapse in Bihar

CPI-ML State Secretary Kunal has said that the collapse of three major bridges in Bihar within the last six days points to large scale organized corruption. The tragic incidents occurred on June 18 in Araria, June 22 in Siwan, and then in Ghodahasan, East Champaran. Earlier, in March, a bridge collapse in Supaul resulted in several workers being trapped under.

These series of bridge collapses are not mere coincidences but are happening due to the rampant organized corruption in development projects. Nitish Kumar talks about zero tolerance towards corruption, but everyone knows that corruption has become more institutionalized and severe under the BJP-JD(U) rule.

Substandard materials are used in bridge construction. There is collusion between contractors, officials, and ministers. A significant portion of the construction funds is going into commissions. CPIML had demanded a high-level investigation into the above-mentioned incidents of bridge collapses to ensure and end to the commission racket and corruption.