Mumbai rains warning: Gokhale bridge collapsed in Andheri track, train service hit
New Delhi : Heavy rains lashed parts of Mumbai after the late night showers on Monday. The devastating affect was on a portion of bridge which connecting Andheri East to West. The bridge collapses on the tracks near Andheri railway station on Tuesday morning following heavy rains in city. No casualties have been reported, though the rail traffic is said to be affected. Also, high tide warning issued following heavy rains. Locals are advised to stay away from areas closer to the seashore.
After the portion of a bridge collapsed in Andheri, Western Railway announcement at Dadar claims that no train will run to and fro on platform number 1, 3 and 5 till further confirmation. Also, all services of Harbour line are reportedly affected between Andheri railway station and Bandra railway station. Meanwhile, services between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CSMT) & Bandra railway station are normal.
There has been raining continuously since last night leading to water-logging in several low-lying areas. Mumbaikars are facing huge troubles in reaching to their destination due to the water-logged roads and streets. Reports also suggest a surge in the fares of Ola, Uber and other similar taxi services.
The India Meteorological Department has predicted that there will be heavy rain in the city in next 24 to 48 hours while forecasting rainfall throughout the week. The operations of the local trains on both Central and Western Railway have been interfered due to the continuous Mumbai rains.
The IMD’s Colaba observatory, on Monday, recorded 32.2mm of rain while the Santacruz observatory recorded 42.8 mm of rain. With the downpour, the maximum temperatures fell to 28.7 degree Celsius at Colaba and 31.5 degree Celsius at Santacruz.