The Andheri bridge collapse, caused due to incessant rain in Mumbai, left six people injured on Tuesday. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint
The Andheri bridge collapse, caused due to incessant rain in Mumbai, left six people injured on Tuesday. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint

Mumbai Rains LIVE: Harbour line service from Andheri resumes

Mumbai rains took its toll on the morning commute Tuesday after local trains were halted after the Andheri bridge collapse. Here are the live updates on Mumbai rains

OTHERS : Mumbai local train services on the Western Line were disrupted after a portion of a foot overbridge collapsed near Andheri station, as heavy rains continued to pound India’s financial capital.Here are the live updates and developments on Mumbai rains today:

03 Jul 2018, 03:12:00 PM IST

Uber suspends surge pricing for cabs in Mumbai

“Due to the heavy rainfall and severe waterlogging in Mumbai, Uber has turned off dynamic pricing across the city. We are trying our best to ensure availability of Ubers on the road. We encourage Mumbaikars to POOL together and share their ride with fellow commuters travelling in the same direction,” an Uber spokesperson said. HT

03 Jul 2018, 03:10:00 PM IST

Andheri bridge collapse: 4 injured get ₹ 5,000 compensation

Western Railway has made ex gratia payment of ₹ 5,000 each to four of those injured in Andheri bridge collapse. HT

03 Jul 2018, 03:08:00 PM IST

Harbour line service from Andheri resumes

Harbour lines service between Andheri and Vile Parle was cleared at 2.15pm. The first train from Andheri station has left for CST.

03 Jul 2018, 01:55:00 PM IST

Central Railway sends one empty train for commuters in Vasai

Central Railway is sending one empty rake of Rajya Rani Express to Vasai Road to clear rush of commuters from there. This train will bring commuters from Vasai to Mumbai via the Diva route. HT

03 Jul 2018, 01:25:00 PM IST

BEST double-decker bus hits overhead railing in Vakola

Kalina-bound BEST double-decker bus hit an overhead railing in Vakola, Santacruz. No injuries have been reported yet.

Photo: HT
Photo: HT

03 Jul 2018, 01:24:00 PM IST

Trains cancelled so far

19015/16 Bandra-Porbandar cancelled between Mumbai central and Surat59045/46 Bandra-Vapi and VAPI-VR59439/40 Cancelled between Mumbai Central and Palghar19023 Mumbai Central to Firozpur12953 Mumbai Central to Nizamuddin12953 Mumbai Central-Nizamuddin August Kranti Rajdhani Express19023 Mumbai Central-Firozpur Cantt. Janta Express

03 Jul 2018, 12:57:00 PM IST

Western line to be fully operational only after midnight

Services on the Western Railway will resume in full swing only after midnight, said Sanjay Mishra, WR divisional railway manager. “As of now, Churchgate to Bandra and Goregaon to Virar is operational,” Mishra said. HT

03 Jul 2018, 12:56:00 PM IST

BJP, Shiv Sena trade charges over Andheri bridge collapse

BJP and Shiv Sena leaders are engaged in blame game over the Andheri bridge collapse. The foot overbridge comes under the BMC but was maintained by the Railways.While BJP MP Kirit Somaiya says BMC is responsible for the bridge, Mayor V Mahadeshwar, who is from Shiv Sena, says it is the Railway’s responsibility and BMC was only providing funds for maintenance.BMC’s additional municipal commissioner, Idzes Kundan, says, “We are not responsible for the construction, maintenance or the audit of the foot over bridge in the railway premises.” “Audit and maintenance of the foot overbridge is with Western railway,” chief engineer SO Kori says. HT

03 Jul 2018, 12:27:00 PM IST

Mumbai rains: Jet Airways, IndiGo, Vistara to accommodate delayed passengers

Several airlines, including Jet Airways (India) Ltd, IndiGo (InterGlobe Aviation Ltd) and Vistara have offered to accommodate on other flights people running late due to traffic congestion caused by Mumbai rains and Andheri bridge collapse. Several airlines have promised to either refund the flight fare or provide seat in the next flight. (read more)

03 Jul 2018, 12:20:00 PM IST

IMD update on Mumbai rains

Between 8:30am and 11:30am, Mumbai suburbs recorded 68mm rain (heavy) and south Mumbai 24 mm (moderate), says India Meteorological Department (IMD). HT

03 Jul 2018, 12:18:00 PM IST

Western line commuters allowed to travel on Central line trains

Western Railway says it is allowing commuters to travel on the Central line trains between Ghatkopar and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) stations due to closure of the Bandra-Goregaon section on the Western line. HT

03 Jul 2018, 12:17:00 PM IST

Andheri-Vile Parle section of harbour line to open by 2pm

Harbour lines in the Andheri-Vile Parle section are expected to be open by 2pm, the Western Railway has said. The fast lines and STA lines are expected to be open by 5pm. The slow lines in this section are expected to be clear by midnight today. HT

03 Jul 2018, 12:15:00 PM IST

Andheri bridge collapse: Monitoring the situation in Mumbai, says Piyush Goyal

Railway minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said he in monitoring the situation in Mumbai following the Andheri bridge collapse. He tweeted that the authorities are working towards restoring harbour line operations by around 2 pm.

03 Jul 2018, 12:03:00 PM IST

Mumbai Local trains on Central Line delayed

Central Railways on Tuesday said its services on all local train corridors were running with some delay due to the incessant Mumbai rains. Central Railways has reduced the number of trains during non-peak hours to avoid bunching of rail traffic. It has also arranged for food packets and water bottles at various long distance trains stations for stranded passengers. HT

03 Jul 2018, 11:49:00 AM IST

Waterlogging in Hindmata Junction, Mumbai

People wade through waterlogged streets in Dadar’s Hindmata area.

03 Jul 2018, 11:45:00 AM IST

Mumbai traffic update: Waterlogging in Sion, Hindmata Junction

Heavy rains in Mumbai since Monday evening has resulted in waterlogging in several areas, including Hindmata Junction and Sion. Railway tracks are submerged under water at Sion railway station, reports ANI.

Sion is waterlogged after incessant Mumbai rains. Photo: Kunal Patil/HT
Sion is waterlogged after incessant Mumbai rains. Photo: Kunal Patil/HT

03 Jul 2018, 11:42:00 AM IST

Andheri bridge collapse: Western Railways starts restoration work

Western Railway has started restoration work at the site of the Andheri bridge collapse. Local trains on the Western Line have been disputed due to the incident.

03 Jul 2018, 11:32:00 AM IST

Rescue operations on after Andheri bridge collapse

Rescue workers seen working at the site of an overbridge that collapsed over the railway tracks after heavy rains in Mumbai.

The foot overbridge at Andheri railway station that collapsed on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
The foot overbridge at Andheri railway station that collapsed on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

03 Jul 2018, 11:29:00 AM IST

Fire breaks out in Kamala Mills compound

A fire that had broken out in B wing of Trade Centre building in Kamala Mills Compound earlier today has now been extinguished, ANI reported.

03 Jul 2018, 11:23:00 AM IST

Mumbai rains: IndiGo announces free accommodation to those who missed flights

IndiGo announces free re-accommodation to all passengers who have missed reporting on time due to the traffic congestion due to the Andheri bridge collapse. The seats will be provided based on availability on the next flight, it said in a tweet.

03 Jul 2018, 11:18:00 AM IST

Heavy rains in Mumbai for next 48 hours: IMD

Mumbai, which has seen continuous rain since Monday night, is expected to witness more heavy rainfall over the next 48 hours, the India Meteorological Department has predicted. “Heavy rain is expected to continue for Mumbai and surrounding areas for 48 hours (from Tuesday morning),” IMD’s deputy director general (western region) K.S. Hosalikar has said.

03 Jul 2018, 11:16:00 AM IST

Andheri bridge collapse: No casualties so far

Rescue workers carry an injured after a foot overbridge collapsed on the Western Railway tracks, at Andheri station following heavy rain, in Mumbai on Tuesday. Nobody is stuck in the debris of the bridge collapse, say Maharashtra Police and Government Railway Police.

Photo: PTI
Photo: PTI

03 Jul 2018, 11:03:00 AM IST

Sion station submerged after Mumbai rains

Railway tracks submerged under water at Sion railway station following heavy rainfall.

Sion railway station on Tuesday. Photo: ANI
Sion railway station on Tuesday. Photo: ANI

03 Jul 2018, 11:01:00 AM IST

Andheri bridge collapse: 6 injured, 2 admitted to ICU at Cooper hospital

Six people were injured in the Mumbai bridge collapse and have been admitted to Cooper hospital in Juhu. Two of the injured are in the ICU while the other four have been admitted with fractures. HT

03 Jul 2018, 10:59:00 AM IST

Mumbai traffic update: 39 BEST buses to ply between Bandra and Andheri

With local train services disrupted following the Andheri bridge collapse, Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has started 39 extra buses from Bandra to Andheri on the Western Line to ferry stranded passengers. ANI

03 Jul 2018, 10:56:00 AM IST

6 people injured in Andheri bridge collapse, 2 pulled out from debris

Six people have been injured in the Andheri bridge collapse. Two people have been pulled out from the debris. A team of the National Disaster Response Force, along with a dog squad, is present at the spot. Rescue operations are underway.

03 Jul 2018, 10:49:00 AM IST

Piyush Goyal orders enquiry into Andheri bridge collapse

Railway minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday tweeted saying he has ordered an enquiry into the Andheri bridge collapse, adding that he has directed officials to speed up repair work and restore local train service as soon as possible. Goyal is expected to arrive in Mumbai at 11:30 am and is likely to visit Andheri.

03 Jul 2018, 10:36:00 AM IST

Incessant rain may have caused cracks in bridge: Official

An official from Disaster Management Unit told PTI that it seemed incessant rain led to the Andheri bridge collapse. Thankfully, no train was passing beneath the track,” he added. The official also said that fire brigade jawans and other agencies have been mobilised to clear the debris. NDRF team has rescued 2 people from under the debris of the bridge, reports ANI.

03 Jul 2018, 10:33:00 AM IST

All routes of Central Line working: Central Railways

Local trains on all corridors of the Central Railways are working in Mumbai, said its chief public relation officer on Tuesday. “However, we are consciously reducing number of rakes to avoid marooning & bunching. Services will continue on local line,” the PR officer said.

03 Jul 2018, 10:27:00 AM IST

Western Railways helpline numbers

Here are the Western Railway helpline numbers for Andheri, Churchgate, Borivali and Mumbai Central.

03 Jul 2018, 10:26:00 AM IST

31 BEST buses arranged from Andheri

With Mumbai local train service on the Western Line hit, 31 BEST buses have been pressed into service to help commuters travel from Andheri to different parts of the city, the BMC’s Disaster Management Unit has tweeted. The bus numbers are 2, 4, 440, 348, 202, 203, 225. Fourteen extra buses running from Borivali to Churchgate.

03 Jul 2018, 10:19:00 AM IST

Mumbai rains: CM Devendra Fadnavis speaks with Mumbai police, BMC commissioners

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis spoke to Mumbai Police commissioner and BMC commissioner on the Andheri bridge collapse incident. Fadnavis asked the police commissioner to ensure smooth traffic movement and BMC commissioner to increase frequency of BEST buses for convenience of commuters.

03 Jul 2018, 10:18:00 AM IST

Mumbai rains: Waterlogged roads, traffic snarls bring city to a halt

Several parts of Mumbai are waterlogged following heavy rainfall. Visuals from King’s Circle in Matunga.

03 Jul 2018, 10:15:00 AM IST

Dabbawalas halt services on Western Line

Dabbawalas, who supply Tiffin boxes to the 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 halt. PTI

03 Jul 2018, 10:14:00 AM IST

Mumbai Police issues traffic advisory

The Mumbai police has advised commuters travelling from Andheri East to West to follow Bisleri junction and then to take Teli Galli following Surve Chowk going to Andheri subway, and then take the SV road.Commuters travelling from West to East are advised to follow JVPD following Sujay hospital junction leading to Mithibai college and then take the SV road.For those wanting to take the Western Express Highway (WEH), police has asked to take the Captain Gore flyover at Vile Parle east and then go to Aadhard junction and Vile Parle junction to WEH.

03 Jul 2018, 10:13:00 AM IST

Avoid local trains, if possible: Western Railway

Western Railway has said it is working on restoration of local train services between Andheri and Vile Parle. While trains are working between Virar-Goregaon and Bandra-Churchgate, Western Railways has advised commuters to travel only if necessary to avoid inconvenience.

03 Jul 2018, 10:11:00 AM IST

Mumbai authorities working to get local trains working at Andheri station

The portion of the Andheri foot overbridge that collapsed on Tuesday morning damaged the overhead equipment, and a team of engineers have swung into action to restore it. Western Railway PRO Ravinder Bhakar said. “A part of the foot overbridge has collapsed which resulted the halt in all our up and down services of Western Railway. Our officers have reached to the spot and accessing the situation,” he said. Fire brigade and other agencies have been pressed into service to clear the debris. PTI

03 Jul 2018, 10:05:00 AM IST

Andheri bridge collapse: No casualties reported

“Around 7.30am, the part of East Western Railway FOB fell towards Andheri east station. Fire brigade, Mumbai police and ward staff have rushed to the spot,” said an official adding no casualty has been reported. “Thankfully, no train was passing beneath the track,” he added.” PTI

03 Jul 2018, 10:01:00 AM IST

Foot overbridge collapses at Andheri station

Part of a foot overbridge collapsed at Andheri station during heavy Mumbai rains, and at least two people were reportedly injured. A fire official says rescue work was in progress. Local train services on the Western Line were disrupted as debris fell onto the train tracks.Aaj Tak said the foot over-bridge was more than 50 years old. Other details were not immediately available.

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