Mumbai: In wake of the foot over bridge collapse near the CSMT railway station in Mumbai on Thursday, traffic has been closed on both bounds between CST junction and JJ Flyover till further orders.
Commuters are advised to use the Mahapalika Marg from CST to Metro Junction and ahead towards Princess Street Flyover/ Crawford Market/ Chakala and Mohammed Ali Road.
All those 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 PD mellow road/Avatar Singh Bedi chowk to CST/ lion Gate, Regal junction and further.
At least five people including 2 women were killed and 36 were injured after a portion of a foot over bridge collapsed near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station in Mumbai on Thursday. The incident occurred as the bridge was reportedly overloaded with commuters hurrying to their homes, said the BMC Disaster Control Room. The foot over bridge is often referred to as the Kasab bridge.
“Foot over bridge connecting CSMT platform 1 north end with BT Lane near Times of India building has collapsed. Injured persons are being shifted to hospitals. Traffic affected. Commuters to use alternate routes. Senior officers are on spot,” tweeted Mumbai police.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered a high level into the incident while announcing Rs 5 lakh as compensation for the next of kins of the deceased. Also, all the expenses of those injured will be borne by the Maharashtra government, he said.
“Pained to hear about the FOB incident near TOI building in Mumbai. Spoke to BMC Commissioner and @MumbaiPolice officials and instructed to ensure speedy relief efforts in coordination with @RailMinIndia officials,” the Chief Minister tweeted.