A day after the partial collapse of a bridge in Mumbai’s Andheri, another railway over-bridge developed visible cracks on downtown Grant Road.
The Mumbai Police on Twitter announced that the bridge on Grant Road station of Western Railway (WR) has developed cracks and as a precaution traffic has been diverted to Nana Chowk towards Kennedy Bridge.
The bridge at Grant road station has cracked, hence the traffic has been diverted to Nana chowk towards Kennedy bridge #TrafficUpdate
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 4, 2018
The cracks were found on the Frere bridge around 11.30 pm on Tuesday following which the traffic was diverted, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
Engineers of the BMC’s bridges department and other agencies have been asked to monitor and assess the condition of the Frere bridge, an official in the civic body’s disaster management unit said, according to PTI.
On Tuesday, an over-bridge at a railway station in Andheri area had collapsed during heavy rains, disrupting train services, injuring five people and putting the spotlight once again on the creaky infrastructure of the metropolis.
Railways Minister Piyush Goyal visited the accident site and ordered an inquiry by the Commissioner of Rail Safety.
On Wednesday, normal suburban train services were resumed on Western Railway after the debris of the collapsed portion of Gokhale Bridge was cleared and damaged rail equipment repaired.
However, the bridge will remain closed for a few days for people and traffic to carry out repairs, an official said.
(With agency inputs)