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  Metros   Mumbai  09 Jul 2018  BEST buses diverted due to severe downpour

BEST buses diverted due to severe downpour

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jul 9, 2018, 1:05 am IST
Updated : Jul 9, 2018, 1:05 am IST

22 BEST buses were diverted due to closing of ROB, while 64 routes were diverted due to heavy rainfall.

The BEST plied 2,371 services in total on Sunday.
 The BEST plied 2,371 services in total on Sunday.

MUMBAI: Due to heavy rain forecast, The central railways (CR) on Sunday cancelled the scheduled mega block between Vidyavihar-Byculla on the mainline. However, there was a mega block between Kurla and Vashi due to maintainance work.

Amid this the BEST also changed its fleet’s routes owing to closing of a road over bridge (ROB) at Ghatkoper till Sunday afternoon and water-logging at Sion, Kings Circle.

22 BEST buses were diverted due to closing of ROB, while 64 routes were diverted due to heavy rainfall.

A BEST official said, “We have revoked the diversions of bus routes at Ghatkoper bridge at 1.30pm on Sunday.

During the mega block, CR razed public foot over bridge (FOB) of around 200 metres from Tilak Nagar station towards Vashi. The FOB was unused since the construction of Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR) ROB.

A CR official said that the ROB was planned to be dismantled a log time ago.

A BEST officer said that due to heavy rains, the bus services were not plied on Hemant Manjrekar Marg, Sheetal Cinema LBS road, Milan Subway, Kapadia Nagar, Gandhi Market, Shell Colony in Chembur, Gandhi Market, Hindmata Cinema, Sion Road number 24, Siddarth Hospital, Goregaon, Bail Bazar in Kurla, National college at SV road in Bandra and sector no. 6 at Antop hill.

The BEST plied 2,371 services in total on Sunday.

Priyanka Goswami, a  daily commuter who travelled from Mulund to Vadala on Sunday said that the train for Kurla was not available for more than 25 minutes and there were no announcement pertaining to when the local train would arrive.    

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