Mumbai rail bridge cracks up

Mumbai, (IANS) A day after the partial collapse of a bridge in suburban Andheri, another railway overbridge developed visible cracks at downtown Grant Road on Wednesday.

The bridge on Grant Road station of Western Railway (WR) has developed cracks and as a precaution, traffic has been diverted to Nana Chowk towards Kennedy Bridge, Mumbai Traffic Police announced.

The huge and long cracks on the upper surface which were noticed around dawn today, locals said.

Meanwhile, normal suburban train services were resumed on WR today after the debris of the collapsed portion of Gokhale Bridge was cleared and damaged rail equipment repaired.

However, the bridge will remain closed for a few days for people and traffic to carry out repairs, an official said.

Medaram Jathara

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