The bridge collapse has disrupted local train services in Mumbai, as overhead wires have been affected due to the incident.

Andheri Bridge Collapse: Injured Woman Dies at Cooper Hospital

Injured Woman Dies, Railways Announces Rs 500,000 Ex Gratia Payment

A woman who received injuries in the Andheri bridge collapse on July 3, succumbed to her wounds on Saturday, 7 July, in Cooper Hospital, Mumbai. The railways has announced an ex gratia amount of Rs 500,000 to the family of the woman who succumbed to her wounds today evening. A Western Railways spokesperson said that all the medical expenses will be borne by the railways, and all the assistance will be given to obtain the compensation.

The BMC said it was the Railways' responsibility to regularly check and maintain the 47-year-old road overbridge in suburban Andheri a portion of which collapsed on Tuesday.

A part of the Gokhale bridge in Mumbai’s Andheri collapsed on Tuesday, 3 July, disrupting the local train services in the city. The bridge connects Andheri East to Andheri West.

  • Five people had sustained injuries in the bridge collapse
  • The bridge collapse disrupted local train services in the Western Line
  • Railways Minister Piyush Goyal ordered an inquiry into the mishap and has demanded a report within 15 days

Audit of Bridge was Conducted in November 2017

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal an audit of this particular bridge was conducted in November 2017. A spokesperson of Western Railway told PTI that "no structural flaw was found in the audit".

Onus is On Railways: BMC

The BMC said it was the Railways' responsibility to regularly check and maintain the 47-year-old road overbridge in suburban Andheri a portion of which collapsed on Tuesday.

The Gokhale road overbridge (ROB), built in 1971, collapsed near the eastern side of the Andheri railway station and part of it fell on rail tracks this morning.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said the area where the mishap took place falls under the Railways' jurisdiction.

"The area where a portion of the bridge collapsed comes under the Railways. Therefore, it was Railways' duty to conduct a safety audit and carry out maintenance of the bridge," a senior BMC engineer said.

Railways to Undertake Safety Audit of 450 Bridges

The Railways on Tuesday announced to undertake a safety audit of nearly 450 road overbridges, foot overbridges and bridges over the pipelines here to detect and rectify any flaws in them.

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal made the announcement in suburban Andheri where a portion of a road overbridge (ROB) collapsed this morning due to heavy rains.

A joint safety audit will be conducted by the Railways, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and IIT-Bombay of the 445 ROBs, foot overbridges (FOBs) and bridges over the pipelines in Mumbai as part of efforts to improve safety of commuters, Goyal said.

Railway Minister Rewards Motorman for Averting Mishap

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday, 3 July praised motorman Chandrashekhar Sawant who saw a snapped overhead electric line and stopped a local train avoiding a bigger mishap.

“I would like to thank motorman Chandrashekhar Sawant who stopped the train as soon he saw an over head electric line snap and averted a bigger mishap. He will be awarded Rs 5 lakh,” said Goyal.

Have Asked For a Report in 15 Days: Piyush Goyal

Union Railway Minister while addressing the media called the bridge collapse an unfortunate incident and said that Commissioner of Rail Safety will give report on the mishap in 15 days.

“Its an unfortunate incident, I have ordered an inquiry into this. Commissioner of Rail Safety will give report in 15 days,” said Goyal.

Goyal also announced an ad hoc compensation of Rs 1 lakh for the victims stating that their treatment expenses will be taken care of by Railways.

He said around 700 employees of the railways, helped by some experts from Delhi and Lucknow, were working on the restoration work and the train services will be resumed completely by tonight.

The minister said the last safety audit of the ROB had been conducted on November 12 last year and nothing wrong had been found in that.

Goyal said that during the next six months, a joint safety audit will be conducted by the railways, the BMC and 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.

We Deserve Better, says Farhan Akhtar on Andheri Bridge Collapse

Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar took to Twitter to express concerns over Mumbai’s infrastructure after the bridge collapse in Andheri and said that the citizens desrve better.

Stay Safe Mumbaikars, Says Rahul Gandhi While Taking Jibe At BMC

Congress President Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at the BMC after the bridge collapse in Andheri and wished the citizens of Mumbai to stay safe.

(Photo: ANI)
Rescue operations are on at the site of the bridge collapse in Andheri.
(Photo: ANI)
Rescue operations are on at the site of the bridge collapse in Andheri.
(Photo: ANI)
Rescue operations are on at the site of the bridge collapse in Andheri.

Traffic on Harbour Line Restored

The traffic on Harbour Line from Andheri has been restored, reported ANI.

Bridges on Churchgate - Virar Line Safe: RTI

A 2016 RTI shows that the Western Railways said that the bridges on the Churchgate - Virar lines are safe, and that the “defects noticed” have been rectified.

Andheri Bridge Collapse: Injured Woman Dies at Cooper Hospital

Extensive Restoration Work Underway: WR

Western Railways clarified that restoration of over head electrical wires and tracks near Andheri have been undertaken extensively.

Harbour lines along the Andheri-Vile Parle section are expected to be open by 2 pm.

(Photo: Pallavi Prasad)

One Injured Critical, Says Western Railways

One person injured in the Andheri bridge collapse is critical, while four others have sustained grievous injuries of the five victims.

A special medical team of Railway doctors are taking due care of all of them at Cooper Hospital. The Commissioner of Rail Safety of Western Circle will hold an inquiry of this incident.
Andheri Bridge Collapse: Injured Woman Dies at Cooper Hospital

While some trains are cancelled or terminated due to traffic disruption, 27 special buses have been arranged between Borivali and Bandra stations for clearance of stranded passengers.

(Photo: PTI)
Victims of the Andheri road over bridge collapse.

Directed Officials to Speed Up Repair Work: Piyush Goyal

Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal tweeted that he has directed the officials to speed up the repair work and rapidly restore traffic in close coordination with other departments. A few minutes later, he tweeted that he is overseeing the developments in Mumbai closely.

Meanwhile, the western expressway in the city was jammed with traffic, after the bridge collapse.

Andheri Bridge Collapse: Injured Woman Dies at Cooper Hospital

Western Railways Likely to Resume at 3 PM

The train services on Western Line is likely to resume only after 3 PM on Tuesday, 3 July, due to heavy rainfall and rescue operations following the Andheri bridge collapse.

Delay in Central Line Services Due to Waterlogging

The Central Lines is running with a delay of 20-30 minutes, due to waterlogging has been reported on tracks between Kurla and Sion, and Sandhurst Road and Masjid Bunder.

CM Fadnavis Speaks to Mumbai Police, BMC

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis spoke to Mumbai Police and BMC Commissioner after the Gokhale Bridge Collapse accident, to ensure smooth traffic movement in Mumbai.

Injured Rushed to Cooper Hospital

The injured have been rushed to the Dr RN Cooper Municipal General Hospital located in Juhu.

Railways to Start Functioning in Next 4 Hrs: RPF

Railway Protection Force officer R Kudvalkar said that five people have been injured in the accident, and that railways will start functioning in the next 4 hours.

Five people have been injured and sent to hospital. Don’t think anyone is trapped under debris. The debirs cleaning is underway. Railway will probably starting functioning in next 4 hours.
R Kudvalkar, RPF

In Photos: Rescue Operations Underway

Rescue operations are underway, after a part of road over bridge collapsed in Mumbai’s Andheri.

(Photo: ANI)
(Photo: ANI)
(Photo: ANI)

Train Services Resumed on Western Line

The Western Railways said that local train services between Churchgate and Bandra, and from Churchgate to Goregaon have resumed.

Mumbai Rainfall Update Over Last 24 Hours

  • Ghatkopar 140mm
  • Matunga vikhroli 126mm
  • Dadar dharavi 121mm
  • Elphinstone GTB 115mm
  • Andheri wadala 104mm
  • Dindoshi 99mm
  • Cst chembur 96mm
  • Currey 83mm
  • Bhandup 75mm
  • Haji ali 71mm
  • Mulund 63mm

Trains Late by 10-15 Minutes

The local trains in Mumbai will be late by 10-15 minutes on all lines.

Harbour Line Passengers Allowed to Travel Freely in Central Line

Harbour Line passengers have been allowed to travel freely on Central Railway, reported ANI.

Crowd management machinery has been strengthened on Central Railway, at all major stations from Ghatkopar onwards.

Harbour Line Passengers Affected

Harbour line passengers affected between Andheri station and Bandra station are allowed to travel via Ghatkopar on Central Railway towards Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, reported ANI.

Two People Injured

Two people have been injured in the bridge collapse accident, said sources to The Quint.

“We are at the spot and trying to check with the locals if someone is missing as they might be trapped under the debris,” said the Mumbai Fire Brigade.

The Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has also reached the spot.

Bridge Collapses in Mumbai's Andheri

A part of the Gokhale bridge in Mumbai’s Andheri collapsed on Tuesday, 3 July. The bridge connects Andheri East to Andheri West. Four fire brigade vehicles have been rushed to the spot.

The incident reportedly occured at 7:30 AM.

(Photo: ANI)
(Photo: ANI)