Accidents & Disasters

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal Expresses Condolences After Footover Bridge Near CSMT Station In Mumbai Collapses

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Railways and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal's office has expressed condolences on his behalf to the families who lost their dear ones after a footover bridge collapsed near the CSMT station in Mumbai
  • At 7:20 on Thursday evening, the footover bridge fell down resulting in 5 people losing their lives and several others suffering injuries

Railways and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal's office has expressed condolences on his behalf to the families who lost their dear ones after a footover bridge collapsed near the CSMT station in Mumbai.

"Railway Minister Piyush Goyal expresses his sincere condolences to the family of the victims in Mumbai Bridge Collapse. Railway doctors and personnel are cooperating with BMC in relief and rescue operations," the Twitter message read.

Piyush Goyal's fellow party leader and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis also took note of the tragedy, and assured immediate support to the ones who got injured.

"Pained to hear about the foot over bridge incident near TOI building in Mumbai. Spoke to BMC Commissioner and Mumbai Police officials and instructed to ensure speedy relief efforts in coordination with Railway Ministry officials," he wrote on his official Twitter account.

READ: Foot-over Bridge Outside Mumbai's CST Railway Station Collapses; Several Injured. LIVE Updates

At 7:20 on Thursday evening, the footover bridge fell down resulting in 5 people losing their lives and several others suffering injuries. Here's all we know so far about the incident:

  • As per eyewitness accounts, part of the bridge fell on the cars below. 
  • 2 NRDF teams of 70 NRDF personnel each have been helping those who are trapped under the debris.
  • The BMC last month presented a civic budget of Rs 30,692.59 crore and a massive amount of Rs 11,480.42 crore for improvement of the city's infrastructure including bridges was allocated. 
  • The bridge collapse today came 8 months after the 40-year-old bridge at the Andheri station had fallen apart and 17 months after the unfortunate Elphinstone Bridge collapse of 2017.
  • Last year, it was reported that by April 2018 the BMC would complete the survey of old and new bridges in the city. It was informed that the vulnerable bridges were identified and categorised and they would go under repair works
  • The death toll has gone up to 5, while the injured have gone up to 36.
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