Update: 5 injured sent to hospital. Don’t think anyone is trapped under debris. Railway admn, RPF, GRP, City Police are present & clearance of debris underway. Railway will probably starting functioning in next 4 hrs:R Kudvalkar,Railway Protection Force on Andheri bridge collapse.
Mumbai: Heavy rains from the early hours of Tuesday has once again left Mumbai rather vulnerable with reports of submerged roads and slow traffic movement being reported from several parts of the city.
While the BMC promises better preparedness for the rains each year, Mumbaikars each year have to face repeated hardships and this time is no different.
Part of a bridge in Andheri West has collapsed. News agency ANI reports that four fire brigade vehicles have been rushed to the spot. The cause of the collapse is not yet known.
Traffic movement on Western Express Highway is far slower than on regular days as rains continue to lash the city.
Local commuters report trains are running late from Borivali, reportedly due to technical snags at Andheri and Vile Parle.