A portion of the Andheri West bridge collapsed amid heavy in Mumbai on Tuesday disrupting train operations. Five people were injured after the Andheri bridge crash. NDRF teams were sent to the accident site for rescue operations. Local trains on Western Suburban Line were affected due to technical reasons between Andheri and Vile Parle. BMC fire brigade as well as RPF staff and officers were rushed to the spot for support, the Mumbai police said. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis asked BMC commissioner to increase frequency of BEST buses.
Here are the LIVE updates of the Andheri bridge collapse in Mumbai:
The bridge crash damaged a portion of the platform roof, blocked railway lines and damaged high-tension electric wires and overhead power equipment, said news agency IANS. Over 5 people are said to be injured out of which 2 are critical
Part of Road Over Bridge has fallen on tracks near Andheri Station impacting rail traffic. Directed officials to speed up repair work and rapidly restore traffic in close coordination with other departments. I have also ordered an enquiry by Commissioner of Rail Safety.- Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) July 3, 2018
CM @Dev_Fadnavis spoke to @CPMumbaiPolice and BMC commissioner on #GokhaleBridgeCollapse incident. CM asked CP to ensure smooth traffic movement and also asked BMC commissioner to increase frequency of BEST buses for convenience of commuters. #MumbaiRains- CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) July 3, 2018
Restoration of OHE & tracks bet Andheri & Vile Parle which is affected due to falling of part of ROB is underway. Trains are working bet Virar - Goregaon & Bandra-Churchgate but It is advised to travel only if its very necessary to avoid inconvenience please. #WRUpdates@drmbct- Western Railway (@WesternRly) July 3, 2018
Commuters travelling from Andheri East to West are advised to follow- Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 3, 2018
Bisleri junction- Teli Galli - Surve Chowk - Andheri subway - S V road #GokhaleBridgeCollapse
#GokhaleBridgeCollapse Commuters travelling from SV road to WEH- Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 3, 2018
OR WEH to SV road may follow Mrunal tai Gore flyover / khiranager junction - Milan flyover/ Khar subway to reach their destination
Don't believe in rumours. Crowd management machinery on Central Railway stations have been strengthened.- Central Railway (@Central_Railway) July 3, 2018
Harbour line passengers are allowed to travel on Central Railway main line suburban section.
Please travel without panicking.
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
Crowd management machinery has been strengthened on Central Railway at all major stations from Ghatkopar onwards. Harbour line passengers have been allowed to travel freely, says Central Railway
Part of Gokhale Bridge, connecting Andheri East to West has collapsed affecting the overhead wires too.Trains on the western line are affected.BMC,Fire Brigade as well as RPF Staff & Officers are deputed on spot for support.Traffic above & below the bridge is stopped for now pic.twitter.com/LMcKmwyDCh- Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 3, 2018