Pandemonium prevailed at Beeramgattu Aadhar Enrolling Centre in Ameenpur village in Patancheru mandal in Medak district on Tuesday amidst a mad rush for getting enrolled for Aadhaar card.
A minor stampede took place at the centre and a woman fell down unconscious. With reports that oil companies have fixed February 15 as the deadline for implementing Aadhaar-linked subsidised domestic gas cylinders supply, there was a mad rush at Ameedpur as elsewhere in the state.
The village, which had grown exponentially with large number of industries and business establishments coming up in the village, had several people migrating to it from other places in search of better livelihood opportunities.
With every one worried over what would happen if they do not get the card, as it is linked to every thing related to Public Distribution System, they gathered in large numbers at the Aadhaar Card Enrolling Centre right from 4 am.
By the time, the centre was opened at 9 am, there was a serpentine queue. Everyone surged ahead to get into the building, resulting in a stampede. A woman, who had been standing in the queue for hours, fainted. People around her immediately shifted her away from the queue and later to the local hospital. She, however, regained consciousness soon.