Mumbai Rains Live Updates: Piyush Goyal visits Andheri bridge collapse site, announces Rs 1 lakh compensation for injured persons

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Mumbai | Updated:Jul 03, 2018 5:02:51 pm

Mumbai rains Live updates: Incessant rains continued to lash Mumbai today with the Met department predicting heavy rainfall in next 48 hours. At the Andheri railway station, a foot overbridge collapsed, bringing to a halt the movement of trains on the Harbour line.

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Mumbai Rains LIVE Updates: Incessant rains continued to lash Mumbai today with the Met department predicting heavy rainfall in next 48 hours. Several roads and low-lying areas of the city were inundated because of continuous downpour. At the Andheri railway station, a foot overbridge collapsed, bringing to a halt the movement of trains on the Harbour line. Efforts are underway to resume the traffic. Several trains were rescheduled and cancelled due to the blockade. At least 112 flights were also affected due to rain. Several schools in western suburb declared a holiday as soon as reports of the bridge collapse came in. Dabbawals have also suspended their services on the Western Railway route. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis spoke to Commissioner of Mumbai Police and BMC Commissioner to take stock of the situation. According to the CM’s office, Fadnavis asked the CP to ensure smooth traffic movement. Meanwhile, the BMC has increased the frequency of BEST buses for convenience of commuters on several routes.

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    17:02 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Rs 1 lakh compensation for injured persons

    Piyush Goyal announced that Rs 1 lakh compensation will be given to all the five injured persons of the Andheri bridge collapse incident. Besides, the Railways will take care of their medical expenses.

    16:56 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Piyush Goyal visits Andheri bridge collapse site

    Piyush Goyal visited the Andheri bridge collapse site to take first hand stock of the situation. He termed the incident very unfortunate. The Minister said that he has ordered a probe by the Commissioner of Rail Safety and the report will be submitted within 15 days.

    16:54 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Harbour line traffic restored
    15:36 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Accident in Santacruz
    15:34 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Andheri bridge was built in 1970

    According to the Western Railways, the bridge (which was built in 1970) is the BMC's. That's short for Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

    15:32 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Tracks under water
    13:39 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Update: Five injured in bridge collapse admitted to hospital

    All the five persons who suffered injuries in the bridge collapse incident at Andheri station this morning have been identified as Manoj Mehta (52), Harish Koli (45), Girdhari Singh (40), Dwarkaprasad Sharma (47) and Asmita Katkar (35).

    13:33 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Accident in Santacruz
    13:32 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    All lines to become operational by midnight: Western Railway

    We are assessing that by 1400 hours we will be able to restore harbour line route which will ensure connectivity between Church Gate as well as CSMT to Goregaon. As far as fast lines are concerned we are expecting to restore them by 1900 hours and all the lines by midnight: Western Railway PRO

    13:31 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Bridge collapsed at 7:30 am

    A portion of the Gokhale Bridge, on SV Road, which connects Andheri East and Andheri West crashed on at 7.30 a.m following heavy overnight rains. The crash has affected Mumbai's lifeline -- the suburban train services.

    13:23 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Kirit Somaiya for structural audit of bridges

    BJP leader Kirit Somaiya requests both Railways and BMC to undertake structural audit of all bridges and footover bridges which are more than 20 years old or found weak or over utilised. "I discussed the issue with Railway Minister Piyush Goyal , he assured to consider structural audit and monitoring system of all bridges crossing railway lines, including those belongs to BMC, Local Authorities, State Governments."

    12:56 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Double-decker BEST bus crashes into overhead railing, no casualties

    12:49 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Former CM Ashok Chavan reacts
    12:00 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Help desks at 4 stations

    Help desks have been set up for commuters at four stations: ADH 02267630054, CCG 02267622540, MMCT 02267644257, BVI 02267634053

    11:58 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Harbour line likely to become operational by 2pm
    11:58 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Monitoring situation very closely: Goyal

    We are monitoring the situation in Mumbai. Working towards restoring harbour line operations by around 2 pm. Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

    11:57 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Schools shut in western suburbs

    Some schools in western suburbs have declared a holiday today because of heavy rains and bridge collapse. CNMS and SVKM among them, reports The Indian Express

    11:49 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Sion railway station (Central line)
    11:45 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Waterlogging in Dadar
    11:28 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Trains services running on all corridors on Central Railway

    Services are running on all corridors on Central Railway. However we are consciously reducing a number of rakes to avoid marooning and bunching. Services will continue on local line: CPRO, Central Railway

    11:27 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Rescue operation underway
    10:49 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Piyush Goyal orders enquiry by Commissioner of Rail Safety

    Part of Road Over Bridge has fallen on tracks near Andheri Station impacting rail traffic. Directed officials to speed up repair work and rapidly restore traffic in close coordination with other departments. I have also ordered an enquiry by Commissioner of Rail Safety.

    10:49 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    6 admitted in Cooper Hospital; 2 in ICU

    According to The Indian Express, six people have been injured in the bridge collapse incident at Andheri station. All were admitted to the Cooper hospital. Two are in the ICU while four have suffered fractures.

    10:46 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    One killed as wall collapses in Thane

    A 35-year-old man was killed and two other persons were seriously injured when the compound wall of a housing society collapsed amid heavy rains in Thane. Click here to read more

    10:34 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Mumbai Police reacts
    10:30 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    FOB collapses at Andheri station
    10:28 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Heavy rainfall delays rescue operation

    NDRF: We have a 40-member team at the site. Our major problem is heavy rainfall. We can't remove debris through machines. It has to be done manually

    10:23 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    14 extra buses between Borivali to Churchgate

    To help the people to reach their destinations on time, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has said that it is running 14 extra buses between Borivali to Churchgate.

    10:22 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    NDRF team rescues 2 from debris

    NDRF team has rescued 2 people from under the debris of the bridge. Operations underway.

    10:22 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Helpline numbers issued

    WR HelpLine numbers in view of affected traffic In Mumbai are as under :-

    Andheri - 022676 30054 | Churchgate - 02267622540 | Borivali- 02267634053 | Mumbai Central-  02267644257

    10:21 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    CM Devendra Fadnavis reacts
    10:17 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Routes of locals extended to clear rush

    Central railway has extended routes of some locals to clear extra rush from Ghatkopar station after part of Road Over Bridge collapsed in Andheri West. 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 on Central Railway: Central railway

    10:11 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    5 injured persons admitted to hospital

    Five injured sent to hospital. Don't think anyone is trapped under debris. Railway adminstration, RPF, GRP, City Police are present and clearance of debris underway. Railway will probably starting functioning in next four hours: R Kudvalkar, Railway Protection Force on Andheri bridge collapse.

    10:10 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    NDRF team reaches Andheri station
    10:05 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    No dabbawalas services till Tuesday

    Dabbawalas in the city have suspended all their tiffin box deliveries on Tuesday on the WR routes. However, their services will continue on other routes.

    10:03 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Rescue operations underway

    There were no immediate reports of any casualties as search operations were launched by the Fire Brigade and other rescue agencies. Work was on to remove the debris from the WR tracks which blocked services in both directions, hitting hard the Mumbai commuters bound for their offices.

    10:03 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Heavy rains behind bridge collapse

    An official said that heavy overnight rains and waterlogging in many areas is suspected to be the cause of the crash of the structure, known as the Gokhale Bridge, on SV Road.

    10:01 (IST)03 Jul 2018
    Portion of FOB crashes at Andheri station

    A portion of a foot overbridge crashed on the Western Railway tracks, hitting the suburban train services.