Sunday, June 6, 2010

Landmark lifeline across Hooghly chewed up by Gutkha - Spit eats into base of bridge

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1100524/jsp/calcutta/story_12480313.jsp

Spit-o-cracy is threatening the safety of Howrah bridge with the daily onslaught of gutkha spat out by pedestrians corroding the protective hoods at the base of its pillars.


Officials of Calcutta Port Trust, the custodian of the 67-year-old bridge that bears the weight of over a lakh vehicles every day, said the commuters’ collective spit power had reduced the thickness of the steel hoods protecting the pillars from six to three millimetre since 2007.

How can Howrah bridge be saved from gutkha spit? Tell ttmetro@abpmail.com

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