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Day: May 14, 2022

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Cracks in buildings: Bowbazar soil to be tested to take call on fate of structures, says Kolkata Mayor

Hakim also said that The Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Ltd (KMRCL) has been asked to test the soil condition in Bowbazar to decide the fate of the buildings that have developed major cracks. At least 12 buildings in the congested Bowbazar area developed major cracks on Thursday following which as many as 82 affected people were moved to different hotels. Cracks opened up on nearby buildings after water entered the Howrah-bound under-construction tunnel of the East-West Metro from water pockets created by the heavy rains earlier this week. According to a KMC engineer, this resulted in the washing away of soil and sand, causing structural damage to the buildings. “The buildings which developed cracks cannot be razed suddenly without consulting experts. The Kolkata Municipal Corporati...