Andheri Bridge Collapses: Police officials are checking if people are trapped under the debris.
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:
"Design flaws in 40-year-old bridge that collapsed in Mumbai", says Railways minister Piyush Goyal
445 bridges are to go through a joint safety audit. If there are any flaws in design or construction. They will all be looked into and checked by Railways: Piyush Goyal
We have already carried out a preliminary inspection of the site. They have called in experts from Lucknow. Three lines will open by evening: Piyush Goyal
We hope to restore services on all railway lines by the end of the day: Piyush Goyal
It's an unfortunate and unexpected incident. I have ordered a probe and asked for a report within 15 days: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal
Mumbai University announced that those who have missed their exams today due to heavy rain will be allowed to write their exams again. Revised schedule for the exams will be announced soon, news agency ANI reported.
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
"Services running on all corridors as of now on Central Railway. However, we are consciously reducing the number of rakes to avoid marooning and to avoid bunching. Services will continue on local lines. There may be some reduction in through line," the Central railway said.
Piyush Goyal directs officials to speed up repair work
6 injured as part of Andheri Bridge collapses
WR Helpline numbers in view of affected traffic In Mumbai are as under :-
Andheri - 022676 30054
Churchgate - 02267622540
Mumbai Central- 02267644257
Devendra Fadnavis asks BMC commissioner to increase frequency of BEST buses.
The routes of some local trains on other lines have been extended to clear the spillover at Ghatkopar station, officials said.
The Gokhale bridge on SV Road, connects Andheri East and Andheri West stations and is used by thousands of commuters each day. Traffic at the bridge has been stopped, with commuters reportedly stuck in a three kilometre long traffic jam.
Trains working between Virar - Goregaon and Bandra-Churchgate, says Western Railway
"Don't believe in rumours": Central Railway Train services between Bandra and Goregaon suspended
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
Traffic on all lines held up, says Western Railway
Two people injured in the incident, reports news agency ANI. NDRF team reaches spot
Thousands are said to be stranded at local stations in the city
NDRF team has been rushed to the spot along with 4 fire brigade vehicles. Mumbai police officials have said that they are checking if some people are trapped under the debris.
Traffic above and below bridge stopped, says Mumbai Police