Mumbai, October 7: A portion of the dilapidated foot-over-bridge near Vashi Police Naka collapsed on Sunday. At around 4:30 pm, a crane which was fixing portions of the FOB lost its equilibrium, due to which the crane and a part of the bridge gave away.
Brief traffic snarls were reported enroute Mankhurd, as vehicles coming from Navi Mumbai were partially blocked by the collapse of the FOB. No casualty or damage to vehicles were reported in the incident. Mumbai Traffic: How Does Traffic Jams in One of the Most Liveable Cities of India Affect Children?
"The officers and staff of Mankhurd Traffic division have been already informed. Your traffic grievances can be directly sent to the dedicated WhatsApp helpline number 8454999999," the Mumbai police tweeted after the incident.
Here is the video showing the collapsed portion of the FOB:
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A new FOB is likely to be installed in the upcoming days. The bridge is necessitated for locals and on-foot commuters as crossing the road is not possible due to the quick-movement of vehicles at the Sion-Panvel highway.
The incident could have caused further damage had the bridge falled on a weekday, as the traffic movement is exponentially higher as compared to Sundays.