Major fire breaks in slum near Bandra Station in Mumbai

Mumbai: A major fire broke out in slums of Behrampada area near suburban Bandra station in Mumbai on Thursday afternoon, informed railway officials.

As per latest reports, the railway authorities have halted train services on the harbour line because of the fire outbreak.

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.”