Mumbai: Last week a concrete chunk from metro pillar in Kochi fell on a passing auto rickshaw. On Thursday, iron mesh of Mumbai metro rail network in Mumbai fell on a moving BEST bus. Fortunately, no passenger was hurt with only the bus damaged.
The incident took place in Kandivali when an iron mesh part of under-construction pillar fell on BEST Bus. The pillar is erected as part of the ongoing elevated Metro rail work.
The iron mesh fell around afternoon when the bus was passing by the area. Thankfully, no passenger was hurt in the accident but the roof of the bus was damaged. This could have lead to a bad accident leading to several casualties.
As per the eye witness present at the spot the iron mesh fell down on the roof of Bus number 781. This occurred at Thakur Complex on Western Express Highway at around 12.30 pm on Thursday. The bus had to carry commuters from Dindoshi to Bhayander.
A BEST spokesperson informed the media stating, “The bus was on its way when the mesh fell. Commuters were present in the bus but fortunately no one got injured,” said a BEST spokesperson. The commuters alighted from the bus immediately. An onlooker said there was a panic for a while.”
The traffic police and other officials present at the spot sprung into action. The damaged BEST Bus was cleared off the road in few hours itself. But the clearing lead to traffic jams on the road.
The unpleasant incident took place underneath the Kandivali flyover. This stretch has only one lane traffic towards Borivali given that the other is occupied for Metro work.
Currently, work on the Dahisar East-Andheri East Metro-7 corridor is being carried out. This falls on the Western Express Highway near Kandivali. The partially-elevated corridor of 33.5 km is likely to be completed by mid-2019.