Part Of Bridge Collapses At Mumbai’s Andheri Station, Trains Hit
A section of a bridge caved in at Andheri station in Mumbai this morning following incessant rain, hitting train traffic. The Gokhale bridge connects Andheri East and Andheri West stations and is used by thousands of commuters each day. A part of it crashed around 7.30 am, also ripping off overhead wires which were left on the tracks.
Traffic at the bridge has been stopped and trains on the western line have been affected.
Officials said the debris has to be removed and the wires fixed before trains could resume.
Reports suggested a traffic jam building up in the area.
Services of Trains suspended between Bandra and Goregaon due to minor part of bridge near Andheri Station collapsed on tracks. Chirchgate to Bandra and Goregaon to Virar local train services have resumed.
— DRM WR MumbaiCentral (@drmbct) July 3, 2018
It has been raining heavily in Mumbai since last night and parts of the city are waterlogged.
The meteorological department has predicted heavy rain in the next 48 hours.
Don’t believe in rumours. Crowd management machinery on Central Railway stations have been strengthened.
Harbour line passengers are allowed to travel on Central Railway main line suburban section.
Please travel without panicking.
— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) July 3, 2018
A National Disaster Response Force team has reached the spot.