Live: Part of Gokhale bridge connecting Andheri East-West collapses, WR services halted

Live: Part of Gokhale bridge connecting Andheri East-West collapses, WR services halted
Spot visuals from Andheri, where a part of Gokhale Bridge collapsed earlier today

A portion of the road-over-bridge connecting Andheri East-West, Gokhale Bridge, collapsed around 7:45 am on Tuesday, bringing Western Line services to a complete halt.

Major Developments:

# At least six persons have been injured in the mishap. Four have suffered fractures, while two have been admitted to the ICU at Cooper Hospital.

# A team from Mumbai Fire Brigade & NDRF are the spot for search and rescue operations.

# Three people rescued from debris. Agencies suspect more people may be trapped.

# Services, both slow and fast, on Western Line halted indefinitely due to debris on tracks and damaged OHE.

# WR officials say restoration work may take over 4 hours.

# Thousands stranded on WR stations with major overcrowding at Goregaon, Borivali & Andheri stations.

# WR services between Churchgate-Bandra and Virar-Goregaon functional. Limited services being run between Borivali-Goregaon.

# Central Railway running additional extended services to clear rush from Ghatkopar. Three Kurla locals have been extended till Ghatkopar.

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Work on clearing the debris is underway (Picture Courtesy: Manav Joshi)

# Services on CR running late by 15-20 mins as of 10:30 am. CR has also opened extra counters at Dadar and Ghatkopar stations.

# Harbour line services between Andheri-Bandra affected.

# Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis spoke to Police and BMC commissioners to ensure smooth movement of traffic.

# BEST buses plying on suburban routes running packed. The undertaking has deployed 14 extra buses between Borivali to Churchgate to deal with peak hour rush.

# BMC responsible for maintaining Gokhale Bridge, says Railway official.

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Crowd at Borivali Station (Picture Courtesy: @viggipedia)

# Commissioner of Railways Safety (Western Circle) to conduct an inquiry into the incident.

# Movement of vehicles above Gokhale bridge also temporarily suspended.

# Commuters travelling from East to West are advised to follow Bisleri Junction – Teli Galli – Surve Chowk- Andheri subway – S V Road.

# Commuters travelling towards the East are advised to travel via JVPD – Sujay Hospital Junction – Mithibai Collage – S V Road – Capt. Gore flyover Parla – Parla East – Aadhar junction – Parla Junction to Western Express Highway.

Updates after 1 pm

# Harbour line between Andheri-Vile Parle cleared at 2:15 pm. The first train passed at 2:20 pm.

# Direct train between Goregaon-Churchgate and Goregaon-CSMT to start running shortly.

# Work on clearing remaining debris underway in full swing.

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Cranes have been deployed to clear the debris

# WR services between Goregaon-Virar and Bandra-Churchgate running smoothly.

# BEST running additional buses from Bandra West to Andheri & Goregaon, Dadar East to Goregaon and Bandra to Borivali.

# WR arranged food packets and water bottles for over 500 passengers stranded in long-distance trains.

# CR running a special train at 2 pm from CSMT via Dadar-Thane-Diva-Bhiwandi to Vasai for WR passengers who want to board short terminated trains from Vasai Road onwards.

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BEST is running 44 extra buses to clear the rush

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