Heavy rain brings chaos to Indian financial hub

Rescue and railway workers seen working at the site of an overhead bridge that collapsed over the railway tracks after heavy rains in Mumbai, on July 3, 2018.
Rescue and railway workers seen working at the site of an overhead bridge that collapsed over the railway tracks after heavy rains in Mumbai, on July 3, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS
Rescue workers at the site of an overhead bridge that collapsed over the railway tracks after heavy rains in Mumbai, on July 3, 2018.
Rescue workers at the site of an overhead bridge that collapsed over the railway tracks after heavy rains in Mumbai, on July 3, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS

MUMBAI (REUTERS) - Heavy rain delayed flights on Tuesday (July 3) in and out of India's financial capital of Mumbai, where a footbridge partially collapsed, halting commuter trains.

Schools and colleges in several parts of the city declared a holiday, but government offices, the stock exchange and banks were functioning as normal.

Jet Airways, India's biggest full-service airline, announced a waiver on penalties for changing flights and refunds for passengers flying out of Mumbai.

A footbridge, weakened by the rain, partially collapsed in the western suburb of Andheri, blocking train services on one of three main railway lines into the city.

Five people were injured, two seriously, a senior fire brigade official said.