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

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:
6 dead, over 30 injured as foot-over bridge outside Mumbai's CST Railway station collapsed at rush hours on Thursday evening
Update at 12:21 AM
4 months ago

BMC commissioner has asked the chief engineer to immediately submit a report.

Update at 12:08 AM
4 months ago

Death toll rises to 6 in the foot over bridge collapse incident near CSMT railway station in Mumbai.


Update at 12:02 AM
4 months ago

In a tweet, Congress president Rahul Gandhi expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased.

He said: The news of the Mumbai foot overbridge incident has been very sad. I express my deep sorrow and condolences towards the kin of the deceased. I pray those who are injured should get relief at the earlier


Update at 11:52 PM
4 months ago

Mumbai Police is registering a criminal negligence case under Section 304 A against unknown BMC and Railway Officials.


Update at 11:41 PM
4 months ago

BMC standing committee chief Yashwant Jadhav blames Railways for the bridge collapse, says 'did not get NOC for repair work'

He said, "Railway is responsible for this incident. This bridge is the property of the railway. BMC's responsibility was to maintain this bridge.We had asked the railway to give us NOC for full repairing work but they haven't given us NOC." 

"If we had got the NOC the standing committee would have definitely passed the budget to repair this bridge.But we haven't got a NOC. We will are checking who had done the structural audit of the bridge," he added. 

Update at 11:11 PM
4 months ago

Mumbai Police to register a case in the incident where a portion of a foot over bridge near CSMT railway station collapsed earlier this evening.


Update at 11:02 PM
4 months ago

BMC Commissioner has called the engineer of the ward.


Update at 11:00 PM
4 months ago

Two Mumbai Police personnel also injured in the bridge collapse

Update at 10:58 pm
4 months ago

NDRF withdraws from the accident site. 5 people have been killed, 36 have been injured.


Update at 10:51 PM
4 months ago

Maharashtra Minister Girish Mahajan after meeting the injured at GT Hospital said, "There is a sufficient number of doctors here and the experts are here. There is sufficient blood available in the blood bank. Accountability will come next, our priority is to cater to the injured first."


Update at 10:39 PM
4 months ago

Have set up an inquiry into the matter, it will be a very transparent procedure: Maharashtra Minister Deepak Kesarkar

Update at 10:31 PM
4 months ago

Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant reaches St George hospital to meet the people injured in the incident where part of a foot over bridge near CSMT railway station collapsed earlier this evening

Update at 10:26 PM
4 months ago


  • The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus is a UNESCO heritage site that sees about 3 lakh commuters per day.
  • CST has more than 1250 local and long distance trains pull in and out from over 18 platforms making it one of the World's busiest train stations. 
  • The Railways had undertaken Rupees 51-crore project to restore the architecture.
  • It is known that the collapsed bridge has been operational from 1984 and only two structural changes have been made so far. 
  • 17 months after the tragedy at Elphinstone station, the bridge collapses near Mumbai's busiest station CST


Update at 10:16 PM
4 months ago

Mumbai mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar arrived at St George Hospital to meet those injured in the incident where part of a foot overbridge near CSMT railway station collapsed earlier this evening. 


Update at 10:10 PM
4 months ago

Home Minister Rajnath Singh extending his condolences, prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured. 


Update at 9:57 PM
4 months ago

The chief minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis assured that an inquiry would be conducted and announced an ex gratia of 5 lakh rupees to the deceased and 50 thousand to the injured.  

He said, "This is a serious and sad incident. 1980 this bridge came into being, and last year when there was an accident a structural audit was done. There were only minor repairs to be done. We will do an inquiry.  We are with the families of the dead an ex gratia of 5 lakhs will be given to the dead and 50 thousand to the injured." 


Update at 9:52 PM
4 months ago

'Rescue operations are over', says Prabhat Rahangdale, Chief Fire Officer


Update at 9:48 PM
4 months ago

A team of NDRF and dog squad also present at the spot where a portion of a foot overbridge near CSMT railways station collapsed earlier this evening. 5 people have died, 36 injured. 


Update at 9:43 PM
4 months ago

Speaking over the incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "Deeply anguished by the loss of lives due to the foot overbridge accident in Mumbai. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. Wishing that the injured recover at the earliest. The Maharashtra Government is providing all possible assistance to those affected."


Update at 9:37 pm
4 months ago

The number of injured has risen to 36, including 2 with critical injuries: Mumbai Police

Update at 9:34 PM
4 months ago

The Mumbai Police giving a traffic update have notified that the traffic has been diverted to Mahanagar Palika road towards Metro junction 

Commuters coming from JJ Flyover may take a right turn towards Crawford Market/ Metro Junction/ CST and ahead or take a left turn at Nesbit junction and move further to P D’Mello road/Avatar Singh Bedi Chowk to CST/ Lion Gate, Regal junction and further: Mumbai Police 


Update at 9:29 PM
4 months ago

Minister of Railway, Piyush Goyal extended his condolences to the families of the victims in Mumbai bridge collapse. He further notified that railway doctors and personnel are cooperating with BMC in relief and rescue operations


Update at 9:27 PM
4 months ago

BJP Milind Deora said, "It is very unfortunate that in the blame game between government departments and parties the common people are suffering."


Update at 9:19 PM
4 months ago

Here is all you need to know about the foot overbridge collapse:

  • The Mumbai bridge that collapsed at the CST was located just 500 meters from the BMC office. 
  • 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
Update at 9:15 PM
4 months ago

Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Barve speaking to Republic TV giving recent updates have reassured people to not panic.

He said, "All those who were injured have been shifted to the hospital, no one is trapped now. The injured are at the hospital and they are being treated. We will open the road tomorrow. There is no need to panic."


Update at 9:09 PM
4 months ago

The chief minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis said that he has instructed to BMC Commissioner and Mumbai Police to ensure speedy relief efforts with Railway Minister officials.


Update at 9:01 PM
4 months ago

AIMIM chief Waris Pathan speaking to Republic TV over the incident called for the suspension of the personnel involved.

He said, "Today there are so many people in the hospital why is the state not doing anything, they are just playing a blame game. Why is the BMC so lethargic? Even after Elphinston, this happened? My demand is whosoever is involved should be suspended." 

Update at 8:58 PM
4 months ago

The Disaster Management Unit (DMU) of BMC have confirmed that the death toll has gone up to four in the incident where part of a foot overbridge near CSMT railway station collapsed. 


Update at 8:50 PM
4 months ago

The Ministry of Railways has informed that the Railway doctors and personnel are cooperating with BMC in relief and rescue operations.


Update at 8:48 PM
4 months ago

Here are the Helpline numbers:

BMC Disaster Management: 9833806409

St George: 022620242


Update at 8:42 PM
4 months ago

An NDRF team has been moved from Andheri center to the spot.

Death toll rises to 3 in the Mumbai bridge collapse incident where a portion of the foot over bridge near CSMT railway station collapsed. 


Update at 8:39 PM
4 months ago

These are the visuals from St George Hospital where some of the people, injured in foot over bridge near CSMT railway station collapse, have been taken. 34 people are injured, 2 people dead.


Update at 8:37 PM
4 months ago

34 people have been reportedly injured.



Update at 8:34 PM
4 months ago

One team from Regional Response Center (RRC) Mumbai has been rushed to the spot.

Update at 8:28 PM
4 months ago

Two people have died in the foot overbridge collapse near CSMT in Mumbai.


Update at 8:21 PM
4 months ago

Speaking to Republic TV BMC Councillor Rais Shaikh accepted the responsibility for the collapse of the bridge.

He said, "Everyone is responsible for the collapse, it is a clear case of negligence by the engineers. We accept responsibility for the bridge collapse. Repairs of the bridge did not happen in time, we have to take responsibility" 

He further affirmed that the responsible person will be held and brought to book.


Update at 8:12 PM
4 months ago

Reports now claiming that approximately 60% of the bridge has collapsed. The bridge which collapsed near CST was under repair, rescue operations are underway.

Fire tenders have been rushed to the spot. 

IG Traffic Amitesh Kumar said, "Traffic has been diverted. Mumbai bridge is at the spot. We are trying to remove the debris." 

108 ambulances are reaching the spot and four ambulances are already at the spot.

The Police control room is known to be active. 

Update at 8:07 PM
4 months ago

23 have been injured and are shifted to St George and GT hospital, as per Mumbai Police reports.


Update at 7:57 PM
4 months ago

Senior police officers have reached the spot, trains are delayed and traffic has been affected. Efforts on to clear the debris of foot overbridge that collapsed near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai

This is the route people should be avoiding. 


4 months ago

A foot-over bridge outside CST railway station in Mumbai has collapsed. As per reports, several are known to be injured.

A part of the foot-over bridge known as the Himalaya Bridge collapsed opposite the MRA Police station.

According to Mumbai Police, the bridge connecting platform 1 North-end with B T Lane near a newspaper office has collapsed. Injured people are being shifted to the hospital. 

Mumbai Police have adviced commuters to use alternate routes.


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