Mumbais Andheri bridge collapse: 5 hurt, train services hit; probe ordered

Heavy rains in Mumbai live updates Part of bridge collapses at least five injured

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a dig at Maharashtra government and BJP after a road-over bridge collapsed in Mumbai's Andheri jeopardising local railway services, which is the lifeline of the city. ABP News is best defined as a responsible channel with a fair and balanced approach that combines prompt reporting with insightful analysis of news and current affairs.

Speaking on the incident Mumbai fire Brigade said, "It's part of Gokhale bridge that connects Andheri east & Andhari west".

Dabbawalas, who supply tiffin boxes to the working professionals, have also expressed their inability to work on Monday, as the all the four lines of the western railway suburban services have come to halt. Mumbai Police issued an advisory for commuters travelling to the airport: "Plan your journey accordingly so that you are in time to catch your flight".

Mumbai: A part of a footover bridge has collapsed at Mumbai's Andheri area around 7.30 am. "Local train services in Mumbai will be restored completely by tonight", said Goyal after visiting the accident site.

Private carriers Vistara and Jet Airways said they will accommodate passengers running late due to traffic congestion because of the incident.

Train services of the Western Railway (WR) have been stopped after the bridge, built in 1971, collapsed, a railway official said.

Fire brigade, Mumbai police and ward staff are engaged in clearing the debris. The injured have been rushed to the hospital. The collapse, in addition to leaving debris on the tracks, has ripped off some of the overhead wires.

"Part of Road Over Bridge has fallen on tracks near Andheri Station impacting rail traffic". The met department has predicted heavy rain in the next 48 hours. Weather officials forecast heavy rains in the coming days.

Meanwhile, extremely heavy rain is very likely over Assam and Meghalaya on Tuesday.

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