Huge fire near Bandra station in Mumbai
Mumbai: A major fire broke out at Behrampada adjacent to suburban Bandra station in Mumbai this afternoon, forcing the railway authorities to halt train services on the harbour line, a senior railway official said.
No casualties have been reported so far, a fire brigade official said.
The fire broke out near the east side of Bandra local station during a demolition drive carried out by the municipal corporation, the official said.
“Our control room got a call at 4.24 pm and fire brigade personnel along with 16 fire engines and 10 water tankers have been pressed into service,” the official said.
The chief PRO of the Central Railway said, “We have stopped Harbour line up and down services from 4.25 pm as a precautionary measure owing to fire near the Bandra station on the east side.”
As many as 16 fire engines and 12 water tankers have been deployed at the spot.
The fire brigade said that the fire is confined to hutments in area of about 300×300 and skywalk of railway station. It is spreading towards south, north and east side.