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Railway minister orders probe into Andheri Bridge Collapse in Mumbai

A portion of the Gokhale Bridge on SV Road, which connects Andheri East and Andheri West in Mumbai, collapsed on Tuesday following heavy overnight rains.

mumbai Updated: Jul 03, 2018 11:44 IST
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Rescue workers clear the debris after a foot overbridge collapsed on the Western Railway tracks, at Andheri station, following heavy rain, in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Rescue workers clear the debris after a foot overbridge collapsed on the Western Railway tracks, at Andheri station, following heavy rain, in Mumbai on Tuesday. (PTI photo)
         

Railway minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday ordered an inquiry soon after a portion of a foot overbridge collapsed on the Western Railway tracks in Mumbai, injuring five people.

“Part of road overbridge 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,” Goyal tweeted.

A portion of the Gokhale Bridge, on SV Road, which connects Andheri East and Andheri West collapsed at 7:30 am following heavy overnight rains.

The crash has affected Mumbai’s lifeline -- the suburban train services.

First Published: Jul 03, 2018 11:40 IST

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