Live: Part of Gokhale bridge connecting Andheri East-West collapses, WR services halted
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.
# 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.
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
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
Commuters might face traffic congestion on roads leading to the Airport. Plan your journey accordingly so that you are in time to catch your flight #MumbaiRains
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 3, 2018
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.
# 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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