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Civic governance has collapsed in Mumbai, says Rahul Gandhi

PTI
Published : Jul 3, 2018, 6:46 pm IST
Updated : Jul 3, 2018, 6:46 pm IST

The road over bridge collapsed in Andheri and crippled the Western Railway's local train services.

'The streets are flooded, citizens stranded, bridges collapsing. Civic governance has collapsed. My thoughts are with the citizens of Mumbai. Stay safe!' Gandhi tweeted.(Photo: PTI | File)
 'The streets are flooded, citizens stranded, bridges collapsing. Civic governance has collapsed. My thoughts are with the citizens of Mumbai. Stay safe!' Gandhi tweeted.(Photo: PTI | File)

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said civic governance has "collapsed" in Mumbai with streets flooded and a road over bridge collapsing on rail tracks.

Incessant rains lashed Mumbai and adjoining areas since morning, throwing normal life out of gear. The road over bridge collapsed in Andheri and crippled the Western Railway's local train services.

"The streets are flooded, citizens stranded, bridges collapsing. Civic governance has collapsed. My thoughts are with the citizens of Mumbai. Stay safe!" Gandhi tweeted.

Five people were injured in the bridge collapse incident, the Brihamumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said, adding that two of them were seriously hurt.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has ordered an inquiry into the incident and directed officials to expedite the repair and traffic restoration work.

The Meteorological department has predicted heavy rains in Mumbai and adjoining areas in the next 24 hours.

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