Elphinstone Road

Government criticised for asking Army to build Mumbai’s Elphinstone Road station overbridge

Soon after the defence minister’s announcement, many retired defence personnel criticised the centre for using the Army for ‘petty tasks’

published on : 1st November 2017

Indian army steps in to build new foot over bridge at Elphinstone Road station, move invites criticism 

Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal visited the station today, a month after the tragic stampede on the Elphinstone Road station foot over bridge which left 23 people dead.

published on : 31st October 2017

Elphinstone Road station stampede: Railways evict illegal hawkers from stations, FoBs in Mumbai

The railway administration has undertaken a drive to evict illegal hawkers from the entry and exit points of the station as well as from the foot overbridges to ease commuter movement.

published on : 5th October 2017

Crowd mistook vendor's 'phool gir gaya' cry as 'pul gir gaya': Mumbai's Elphinstone stampede survivor

A woman told the inquiry panel that this set off panic among the crowd of people on the stair and they started running, trampling one another.

published on : 4th October 2017

Mumbai stampede: Mills gave way to skyscrapers, but infrastructure lagged

Once called 'Giran-gaon' or the city of (textile) mills, the area around Elphinstone Road and Parel stations in central Mumbai now has a skyline filled with glass-and-concrete towers.

published on : 30th September 2017

Elphinstone Road station Stampede: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis visits KEM Hospital

Fadnavis, who returned to the city from a three-day tour of South Korea and Singapore this evening, met the injured persons and also spoke to the hospital authorities.

published on : 30th September 2017

Shiv Sena calls Elphinstone Road railway station stampede a public massacre

The Shiv Sena lost no time and minced no words to blame the stampede at the Elphinstone Road railway station on the state and central governments, in which it is a partner.

published on : 29th September 2017

Eye-witnesses recount horror on overcrowded Elphinstone over-bridge in Mumbai

Eye-witnesses shuddered as they recounted Friday morning's stampede on the foot over-bridge at the Elphinstone Road railway station in Mumbai.

published on : 29th September 2017

Buried under stampede, story of a changing pocket of megapolis Mumbai

The steel-and-glass towers that dot central Mumbai's skyline, drawing in lakhs of people every day, also explain the tragedy that struck the megapolis, extinguishing at least 22 lives.

published on : 29th September 2017

Mumbai Elphinstone station stampede: Railways ignored warning that its foot-over-bridges are narrow

The CAG audit of suburban train services has said that railway has reduced the width of the foot-over-bridges at many stations, posing threat to passengers’ safety.

published on : 29th September 2017