Mumbai stampede

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

Foot overbridges will be mandatory, CCTV cameras to be installed in Mumbai trains: Piyush Goyal after stampede

Piyush Goyal made the announcement in a meeting of the entire Railway Board after a rush hour stampede at a Mumbai station claimed at least 23 lives.

published on : 30th 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

Elphinstone Stampede: Uddhav visits KEM Hospital, says what happened is bad

At least 22 people were killed and over 30 injured in a rush-hour stampede on a narrow foot overbridge (FOB) linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban stations during heavy rain this morning.

published on : 29th September 2017

Railway minister Piyush Goyal orders high-level enquiry in Mumbai stampede

After the accident, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal reached Mumbai to take stock of the situation.

published on : 29th September 2017

Mumbai stampede: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announces Rs 10 lakh compensation to next of kin

Making an announcement here, he said the Railway Ministry, as well as the Maharashtra government, would provide an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of every deceased.

published on : 29th September 2017

Mumbai: 22 dead, over 30 injured in stampede at Elphinstone Railway Station foot-over-bridge

Commuters panicked upon hearing a rumour that a bridge had collapses, eye witnesses said. According to some others, there was a short circuit leading to overcrowding on the bridge.

published on : 29th September 2017