On December 28, 2011 media reports highlighted cracks at that particular section of the bridge but traffic was allowed as usual. Cracks were identified at two other points of the same flyover as well. The flyover was inaugurated about two years ago. An entire section between two pillars crashed. “All flyovers were erected during the Left regime. We would probe the reasons behind the accident,” said urban development minister Firhad Hakim who rushed to the spot. “All flyovers in the state were constructed in the Left Front era. So it is useless to blame the Left for construction deficiencies,” said Ashok Bhattacharya, former urban development minister. “KMDA engineers cannot shirk responsibility. They should have taken precautionary measures. The engineer who was in charge should also be hauled up,” said Hakim. Disaster management and fire brigade teams rushed to the spot. Hakim also promised a third party inspection to fix cause of the disaster and responsibility.