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  Metros   Mumbai  04 Jul 2018  Commuters hit hard by rains, bridge crash

Commuters hit hard by rains, bridge crash

Published : Jul 4, 2018, 5:22 am IST
Updated : Jul 4, 2018, 5:22 am IST

Mumbai’s dabbawalas, known for their never-say-die attitude, said they could not work as WR services were cancelled.

Commuters stranded on platforms on Tuesday.  (Photo: PTI)
 Commuters stranded on platforms on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: After the partial collapse of the pedestrian pathway of Andheri’s road overbridge (RoB), many commuters were seen walking along railway tracks to reach the next station, only to find out that trains had been stopped.

Pooja Upadhyay, a resident of Marol said, “We walked along the railway tracks and a few of my friends took auto-rickshaws to Santacruz station, but the trains stopped running by that time. I took a taxi from there but was badly stuck in traffic for almost 30 minutes.”

College student Amita Vyas said, “There was a long traffic jam due to waterlogging in the Khar area. Taking the bus was no good.”

Meanwhile, Mumbai’s dabbawallas, known for their never-say-die attitude, announced that they could not work Tuesday as the western railway was rendered non-functional.

A few airlines like Vistara and Jet Airways announced that they would accommodate people running late due to traffic on other flights.

While Mumbaikars struggled through the commute, rickshaws and private transporters made the most out of it and were seen demanding nearly `300 per passenger for a 14 km ride.

Wadala resident Prashant Lokhande said that he came across rickshaw drivers demanding `300 per person for a ride from Borivali to Andheri on a sharing basis.

“I did not have much money on me and hence, decided to walk along S.V. Road. Fortunately, I met a private vehicle owner who offered me a ride till Andheri. From there, a friend dropped me on his motorcycle to Bandra following which I took a train to Wadala,” he said.

Tags: road overbridge, andheri bridge collapse