New Delhi: Budget carrier IndiGo on Tuesday announced free re-accommodation to all passengers who could not report on time for their flight due to traffic congestion following the Andheri bridge collapse in Mumbai.
#6ETravelAdvisory: IndiGo announces free re-accommodation to all passengers who have missed reporting on time due to the congestion arising out of the collapsing of #AndheriGokhaleBridge (Mumbai). The seats will be provided based on availability on the next flight.
— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) July 3, 2018
A road over-bridge (ROB) collapsed on rail tracks in suburban Andheri amid heavy rains in the city this morning bringing local train services of the Western Railway to a halt. It is suspected that some people are trapped under the debris of the collapsed over-bridge, a senior fire brigade official said, adding that a search and rescue operation is underway.
Office-goers, for whom local trains are the lifeline for daily commuting, bore the maximum brunt of the incident as many of them could not reach their work places.
The ROB collapsed near the eastern side of the Andheri Railway Station around 7.30 am.
Several commuters faced a harrowing time as they were unable to reach their offices after the train services were stopped.
Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and some neighbouring areas since late last night, causing water-logging in low-lying areas and disruptions in vehicular movement on some roads.
With PTI Inputs