Mumbai: Railways Minister Piyush Goyal announced Rs 5 Lakh reward for a railway motorman who stopped the train at the right time. He also announced Rs 1 Lakh compensation for the victims who were injured. A road overbridge collapsed on rail tracks in suburban Andheri is caused due to heavy rains in the city since from morning. Two passers-by were reportedly injured in the incident said civic sources. A Senior official of Fire brigade said that a search and rescue operation is going underway. He also added that some people are trapped under the debris of the collapsed overbridge. An officer of rail safety department will soon conduct an inquiry into the incident.
People who suffered after Bridge Collapse:
Students of Mumbai University who missed their exam because of the heavy rainfall. The Mumbai University has said that students who missed the exam can repair and schedule will be announced later.
Mumbai famous tiffin carriers Dabbawalas expressed their inability to operate ad the train services were stopped.
Extra buses have been arranged for the passengers who travel through buses from the Andheri bus station.
Office goers who travel through trains could reach to the offices.
Improvement in Commuters:-
Chief Minister Davendra Fadnavis spoke to Mumbai Police Commissioner and BMC to give surety of smooth traffic movement after the collapse of the Gokhale Bridge. CM also asked BMC to increase the number of BEST buses for the convenience of commuters.
Mumbai Police constantly tweeting out an alternative for commuters on the stretch.
BMC, Fire Brigade as well as RPF staff & officers are deputed on spot for support. “Traffic above and below the bridge is stopped for now” Tweet by Mumbai Police.
The team of IMD has marked an “alert”. Mumbai can expect heavy rainfall in some areas on Wednesday and Thursday. On the other hand, Accuweather predicts that rain will lash the western coast throughout the weak, which also indicates in flash floods and travel disruptions. “ALERT” -for residents in higher terrain would have localized landslides.