Mumbai: Piyush Goyal visits spot, orders inquiry into Andheri bridge collapse incident
Mumbai, July 3 (IBNS): Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday visited the site of the bridge collapse incident in Mumbai's Andheri area and said he has ordered an inquiry into the incident.
He called the incident 'unfortunate'.
" It is an unfortunate incident, I have ordered an inquiry into this. Commissioner of rail safety will give report in 15 days," Goyal told reporters.
Five people hurt in Bridge Collapse:
At least five people were hurt as part of a bridge collapsed in Mumbai's Andheri on Tuesday morning, disrupting railway service in the city, officials said.
The cause of the collapse is suspected to be heavy rain.
The accident also forced commuters to wait for long hours as the Mumbai suburban local train service was badly hit.
Confirming the number of injured people in the incident, Western Railway tweeted: "5 injured in the Andheri bridge mishap were immediately rushed to the Cooper hospital. Rly doctors coordinating with medical authorities there as also monitoring their treatment. Ex gratia payment made to them. @drmbct."
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis earlier directed officials to ensure smooth flow of traffic in the city.
"CM @Dev_Fadnavis spoke to @CPMumbaiPolice and BMC commissioner on #GokhaleBridgeCollapse incident. CM asked CP to ensure smooth traffic movement and also asked BMC commissioner to increase frequency of BEST buses for convenience of commuters. #MumbaiRains," CM Maharashtra tweeted.
Rahul Gandhi slams:
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked the state government over the bridge collapse incident.
He tweeted: "The streets are flooded, citizens stranded, bridges collapsing.....Civic governance has collapsed. My thoughts are with the citizens of Mumbai.Stay safe!#MumbaiRains."