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Andheri bridge collapse: Harbour Line restored, work in progress on other routes

The Harbour Line route of Mumbai’s local train service was restored at 1.55 pm on Tuesday following a restoration work undertaken on a war-footing by the Railways.

SNS | New Delhi |

The Harbour Line route of Mumbai’s local train service was restored at 1.55 pm on Tuesday following restoration work undertaken on a war-footing by the Railways. The line will provide connectivity to Goregaon from Churchgate as well as Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT).

Train services in Mumbai were hit on Tuesday after a section of the Gokhale Bridge on SV Road collapsed following a day of heavy downpour and waterlogging across Mumbai.

At least five people were injured when the section of the foot overbridge caved in right above the Western Railway (WR) tracks near Andheri West railway station.

Tracks were cleared for the first train to run on the route at 2.20 pm. The Western Railways said both the Up and Down services along the route between Andheri and Vile Parle had been restored.

“As promised, Harbour line traffic near Andheri, Mumbai has been restored. The Railways is working to reinstate all remaining railway sections too,” said Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.

 

Meanwhile, restoration work on the WR Suburban services running between Goregaon to Virar and Bandra to Churchgate is on.

The PRO of the Western Railways had earlier said connectivity on the fast lines was expected to be restored by 7 pm with normal functioning on all lines by midnight.

The WR said trains were being operated between Goregaon and Virar on the northern side and Bandra and Churchgate in the southern direction, besides on Harbour Line from Bandra to CST. Several long-distance trains were rescheduled.

The bridge crashed around 7.30 am on the southern-end of the Andheri platform numbers 7-8 falling directly on the railway tracks after crashing through the roof of the station and snapping off high-tension electrical wires.

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All the injured, including one woman, have been admitted to RN Cooper Hospital in Vile Parle. The condition of one of the injured is stated to be critical.