Bridge collapses near Mumbai`s Andheri station, local train services

Bridge collapse in Mumbai, India, halts train traffic (PHOTOS)

Bridge collapse in Mumbai, India, halts train traffic (PHOTOS)

A revised schedule will be announced later.

The falling bridge damaged a portion of the platform roof, blocked the railway lines and damaged the high-tension electric wires and overhead power equipments, he said.

Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar alleged that the railway was responsible for the ROB as it passes over rail tracks. In this case, the bridge was under the jurisdiction of the BMC. "Our officers have reached to the spot and accessing the situation", he said. Meanwhile, BMC PRO Vijay Khabale said that the corporation will clarify its stand during a press conference at 4 pm. "Extra buses have been arranged from the Andheri bus station, for example, bus no 84 and 24", bus conductor Umesh Giri (32) told Firstpost.

The foot overbridge at Andheri caved in and fell over the Western Railway tracks on Tuesday, as heavy rains lashed Mumbai.

Personnel of the fire brigade, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the Mumbai Police, the railway police and local ward of the BMC are at the spot and working to clear the debris and fix the damaged OHE, a civic official said. The Western Railway stated that trains were being operated between Goregaon-Virar on the northern side and Bandra-Churchgate in the southern direction, besides Harbour Line from Bandra-CST. Jet Airways said that travellers can expect a delay in arrival and departure by up to 30 minutes until 3 pm.

A civic official said that heavy rainfall could be the reason for the bridge collapse. Traffic above & below the bridge is stopped for now.

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Andheri bridge collapse: The incident also obstructed local train services on the Western line. Railway admn, RPF, GRP, City Police are present & clearance of debris underway. Its commuters peak time.

Daily commuters have been left stranded in Mumbai rain during morning rush hour after the partial collapse of Gokhale road overbridge disrupted services of the Western Railway.

The bridge is a part of the Gokhale Flyover on SV Road that connects Andheri West to East. Several fire brigade vehicles are at the spot. Six people have reportedly been injured. "Thankfully, no train was passing beneath the track".

The incident comes more than a year after 23 deaths in a stampede and eventual collapse on the Elphinstone Road foot overbridge on September 29, 2017.

He also said that it seems that incessant rain caused cracks in the FOB, which later resulted in the collapse. Recent updates claim 5 people have been injured, out of which two are in a critical condition. CR Mumbai division handles train traffic to cities in Maharashtra, East, North and South.

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