Part of Gokhale bridge collapses in Mumbai's Andheri, train services hit

Part of Gokhale bridge collapses in Mumbai's Andheri, train services hit

Part of Gokhale bridge collapses in Mumbai's Andheri, train services hit

Hundreds of passengers at various railway stations in south Gujarat were stranded on Tuesday as many trains between Mumbai and Ahmedabad were either cancelled or short terminated following the collapse of a railway over bridge at Andheri station.

Several airlines, including Jet Airways (India) Ltd, IndiGo (InterGlobe Aviation Ltd) and Vistara have offered to accommodate on other flights people running late due to traffic congestion caused by Mumbai rains and Andheri bridge collapse.

The falling bridge damaged a portion of the platform roof, blocked the railway lines and damaged the high-tension electric wires and overhead power equipment, he said. The heroic deed of Sawant earned accolades from Railway Minister Piyush Goyal - who visited the crash site yesterday. Rescue operations continued to save those believed to be trapped under the debris. Five people were injured. Safety audit will be done of 445 bridges in Mumbai suburban. All injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital. Coupled with torrential overnight rains, the crash severely hit Mumbai's lifeline - the suburban train services that ferry around eight million commuters daily.

Rainfall is expected to cross 90mm in some parts of the city today.

According to railway officials, services between Virar and Goregaon at the northern end and between Churchgate and Bandra on the southern side were on.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has spoken to Mumbai Police Commissioner and BMC commissioner about the incident. Our officers have reached to the spot and are accessing the situation.

"The restoration work is in full swing and we hope to resume normal train services in the next few hours", David said. Instead, commuters travelling from Andheri East to West are advised to follow the Bisleri junction - Teli Galli - Surve Chowk - Andheri subway - SV Road route, the Mumbai Traffic Control Branch said. "Thankfully, no train was passing on the track under the bridge at that time", said a civic official.

Fire brigade, Mumbai police and ward staff are engaged in clearing the debris.

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