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Mumbai bridge that collapsed ‘cleared safety audit’ in November

03 July 2018, 05:43 | Darnell Patrick

Mumbai bridge that collapsed ‘cleared safety audit’ in November

Mumbai bridge that collapsed ‘cleared safety audit’ in November

A footbridge, weakened by the rain, partially collapsed in the western suburb of Andheri, blocking train services on one of three main railway lines into the city.

"CM @Dev_Fadnavis spoke to @CPMumbaiPolice and BMC commissioner on #GokhaleBridgeCollapse incident".

While the WR said the bridge belongs to the BMC, the latter said the crash took place on the railway portion which was the WR's responsibility for repairs and maintenance.

Personnel of the fire brigade, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the Mumbai Police, the railway police and local ward of the BMC are at the spot and working to clear the debris and fix the damaged OHE, a civic official said.

Morning commuters were left in shock and disappointment today in Mumbai, as a portion of the Gokhale bridge collapsed.

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"Thankfully, no train was passing beneath the track", he added.

Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO), Central Railway said that trains on Central Railway's main, harbour and transharbour lines are running normally.

IIT at the 445 road overbridges, foot overbridges and bridges over the pipelines in Mumbai as part of efforts to improve safety for the commuters.

He also said that it seems that incessant rain caused cracks in the FOB. At least five people who were injured are being treated in Cooper hospital. Mumbai Police has been constantly tweeting out alternatives for commuters on the stretch. The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rain in parts of Mumbai and Thane on Tuesday and Wednesday as well.

While Mumbai is expected to receive heavy rainfall in some areas on Wednesday and Thursday, "heavy to very heavy rainfall" is likely on Friday and Saturday, for which the IMD has marked an "alert". Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Konkan, and Goa, Rayalaseema, coastal Karnataka and Tamil Nadu might also receive heavy rains.



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