Photos: Andheri road-over-bridge collapses due to heavy Mumbai rains

Jul 03, 2018, 11:58 IST
  • Photos: Andheri road-over-bridge collapses due to heavy Mumbai rains
    Train services on Western Railway in Mumbai came to a halt after a part of a foot over-bridge (FOB) at Andheri station collapsed on Tuesday morning, an official said. Pic/Rane Ashish
    1/18
  • Photos: Andheri road-over-bridge collapses due to heavy Mumbai rains
    Overhead Equipment (OHE) got damaged as a result of the collapse and a team of engineers have swung into action to restore it, as per the Chief PRO of Western Railway Ravinder Bhakar
    2/18
  • Photos: Andheri road-over-bridge collapses due to heavy Mumbai rains
    "A part of the FOB has collapsed which resulted in the halt in all our up and down services of Western Railway. Our officers have reached to the spot and are accessing the situation," said Ravinder Bhakar
    3/18
  • Photos: Andheri road-over-bridge collapses due to heavy Mumbai rains
    An official from Disaster Management Unit said that fire brigade and other agencies have been mobilised to clear the debris
    4/18
  • Photos: Andheri road-over-bridge collapses due to heavy Mumbai rains

    "Around 7.30 am, a part of East Western Railway FOB fell down towards Andheri east station. Fire brigade, Mumbai police and ward staff have rushed to the spot," said the official, adding that no casualties were reported so far. He also said that it seems that incessant rain caused cracks in the FOB, which later resulted in the collapse. Thankfully, no train was passing beneath the track," he added

    5/18
  • Photos: Andheri road-over-bridge collapses due to heavy Mumbai rains

    Office-goers, for whom local trains are the lifeline for daily commuting, bore the maximum brunt of the incident as many of them could not reach their work places

    6/18
  • Photos: Andheri road-over-bridge collapses due to heavy Mumbai rains

    Prashant Ghag, who works in media house at Fort said, "When I reached Borivili to board a Churchgate bound train, I came to know that all the lines of Western Railway have come to halt. Therefore, finding no alternate means of commute in such a rainy season, I had to return home."

    7/18
  • Photos: Andheri road-over-bridge collapses due to heavy Mumbai rains

    Dabbawalas, who supply Tiffin boxes to working professionals, have also expressed their inability to work today, as the all the four lines of the Western Railway suburban services have come to a halt

    8/18
  • Photos: Andheri road-over-bridge collapses due to heavy Mumbai rains

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has asked the Mumbai Police Commissioner to ensure smooth traffic movement and asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to increase its bus service for the convenience of commuters

    9/18
  • Photos: Andheri road-over-bridge collapses due to heavy Mumbai rains

    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 repair the damaged OHE, the civic official said

    10/18
  • Photos: Andheri road-over-bridge collapses due to heavy Mumbai rains

    Some people are suspected to be trapped under the debris and a search is underway, Chief Fire Officer P S Rahangdale said. An ambulance, a rescue van, and four fire engines are at the spot, he said

    11/18
  • Photos: Andheri road-over-bridge collapses due to heavy Mumbai rains

    Rescue operations are underway and the NDRF have deployed sniffer dogs to look for people who may be trapped under the debris. 

    12/18
  • Photos: Andheri road-over-bridge collapses due to heavy Mumbai rains

    An NDRF rescue dog sniffs around the wreckage for any sign of human life. Image/ ANI

    13/18
  • Photos: Andheri road-over-bridge collapses due to heavy Mumbai rains

    All services have been stalled on Western Railway as officials state that it will take hours to clear out debris from the tracks. Image/ANI

    14/18
  • Photos: Andheri road-over-bridge collapses due to heavy Mumbai rains
    15/18
  • Photos: Andheri road-over-bridge collapses due to heavy Mumbai rains
    16/18
  • Photos: Andheri road-over-bridge collapses due to heavy Mumbai rains
    17/18
  • Photos: Andheri road-over-bridge collapses due to heavy Mumbai rains
    18/18
  • loading...

About The Gallery

Part of a Road Over Bridge (ROB) collapsed in Mumbai's Andheri West during early morning hours on Tuesday, injuring few people in the incident. We have pictures

 

DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

 

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK