Mumbai Rains LIVE: Harbour line service from Andheri resumes9 min read . Updated: 03 Jul 2018, 10:59 PM IST
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:
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
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
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.
As promised, Harbour line traffic near Andheri, Mumbai has been restored. Railways is working to reinstate all remaining railway sections too. pic.twitter.com/U8WBLdWIdN— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) July 3, 2018
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
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.
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
#6ETravelAdvisory: IndiGo announces free re-accommodation to all passengers who have missed reporting on time due to the congestion arising out of the collapsing of #AndheriGokhaleBridge (Mumbai). The seats will be provided based on availability on the next flight.— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) July 3, 2018
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.
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.
Sion station submerged after Mumbai rains
Railway tracks submerged under water at Sion railway station following heavy rainfall.
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
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
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.
Part of Road Over Bridge collapsed in #Mumbai's Andheri West: NDRF team, with dog squad, is present at the spot. 2 people have been rescued from under the debris so far. Total 6 injures have been reported. Rescue operation underway. pic.twitter.com/6aI3x0c2bf— ANI (@ANI) July 3, 2018
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.
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.— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) July 3, 2018
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.
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.
Western Railways helpline numbers
Here are the Western Railway helpline numbers for Andheri, Churchgate, Borivali and Mumbai Central.
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.
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.
CM @Dev_Fadnavis spoke to @CPMumbaiPolice and BMC commissioner on #GokhaleBridgeCollapse incident. CM asked CP to ensure smooth traffic movement and also asked BMC commissioner to increase frequency of BEST buses for convenience of commuters. #MumbaiRains— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) July 3, 2018
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.