The traffic near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station in Mumbai, Maharashtra, was severely affected after a part of a foot overbridge collapsed on Thursday killing at least five people and injuring 36 others.
The Mumbai Police issued a traffic advisory to arrest any inconvenience or confusion to the commuters. The people in the area were affected and commuters were asked to use alternate routes.
The bridge is currently being demolished and will continue for some time. The traffic on the route is expected to be diverted on Friday early hours as well.
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The traffic has been closed on both bounds between CST junction and JJ Flyover till further orders. The commuters have been advised to use the Mahapalika Marg from CST to Metro Junction and ahead towards Princess Street Flyover/ Crawford Market/ Chakala and Mohammed Ali Road.
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 PD mellow road/Avatar Singh Bedi chowk to CST/ lion Gate, Regal junction and further.
The bridge connected the bustling Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station with the Azad Maidan Police Station.
A major portion of a foot overbridge near a train station in south Mumbai collapsed at 7.30 pm.
The bridge which connected the area near the Times of India building with the iconic CSMT station was commonly known as 'Kasab bridge' as the 26/11 Mumbai attack terrorist passed through it during the terror strike.
All the injured have been rushed to nearby hospitals where they are undergoing treatment.