Part of bridge collapses between Andheri-Vile Parle on the railway track disrupting Western Railway services


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On July 3, 2018, around 7:40 am, a part of Gokhale bridge collapsed on the railway track between Andheri and Vile Parle disrupting Western Railway services. Four fire brigade vehicles were rushed to the site. Some people are feared to be trapped under the debris. Five people are reported to be injured as search operation is in progress.

02:20 pm: After seven hours, the first CSTM-bound train leaves Andheri. Trans-harbour line resumes

 

12:19 pm: Cranes have been deployed to lift the slabs from the tracks near Andheri

11:28 am: Harbour line will resume by 2:00 pm

11:23 am: State Congress president Ashok Chavan says the Andheri bridge collapse was an unfortunate incident. He said an enquiry should be carried out and guilty should be punished  

 

 11:11 am: BEST runs 19 additional buses 

11:10 am: The list of injured

Grievously injured -
1. Dwarka Prasad
2. Gindhami Singh
3. Manoj Mehta
4. Harish Kohate

Critical-
1. Asmita Katkar

11:06 am: Six injured have been taken to the Cooper Hospital. Two reported to be critical, have been kept in an ICU

10:59 am: BEST runs 39 extra buses between Bandra and Andheri 

 10:55 am: BEST runs 14 extra buses between Borivali and Churchgate

10:49 am: Railway safety commissioner (Western Circle) will conduct the enquiry into the collapse of ROB on tracks near #Andheri station

10:40 am: Mumbai mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar blames railways for not carrying out maintenance work and held the same responsible for Andheri bridge collapse.

10:35 am: The central railway has extended routes of some locals to clear extra rush from Ghatkopar station after part of Road Over Bridge collapsed in Mumbai's West, reports ANI.

10:26 am: Railway minister Piyush Goyal orders an enquiry in Andheri bridge collapse

 
10:22 am: MLA Ramesh Latke blamed the BMC for the Andheri bridge collapse

Passing the buck on BMC, MLA Ramesh Latke, 

Inquiry should be conducted on BMC officials as bridge falls under their jurisdiction.” 

Citing Elphinstone Road tragedy, he said, 

This has happened again. Such negligence cannot be excused.

09:33 am: Dabbawala Association suspends tiffin service

#MumbaiRains: Dabbawala services halted due to Andheri Bridge collapse and disrupted train services.
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