Mumbai stampede: Panel to probe delay in issuing tender for foot overbridge

Mumbai stampede: Panel to probe delay in issuing tender for foot overbridge

Mumbai stampede: Panel to probe delay in issuing tender for foot overbridge

It was the deadly chemistry of heavy rain, people from the road outside taking shelter under the bridge and a crowd of commuters, baskets and bags that led to the Elphinstone stampede that cost 23 people their lives on September 29.

The report also recommended utilising ticket booking office space to upgrade foot overbridges, equipping station authorities with wireless sets, in case of predictions of heavy rain by the India Meteorological Department or BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, and suitable announcements to avoid chaos among commuters.

It was said that report was prepared on the basis of certain video footages and account of 18 eye witnesses. "The people with heavy luggage lost balance because of which the stampede might have occurred".

Other recommendations include relocation of elevated booking to widen the staircase. This would also help prevent jams caused by people with heavy luggage during peak hours.

Andy Cohen Will Replace Kathy Griffin On CNN's New Year's Eve Show
Griffin lost the hosting job in May after she posted an image of Donald Trump's severed head. Cohen tweeted after the announcement that he "could not be more excited".

An additional staircase can also be provided, the panel said in the report.

The committee has to submit its reports within three months.

The report said that tragedy may have triggered by panic after some commuters mistook it as "Pul Padla" (bridge has fallen).

This committee would be headed by Shri Pratyush Sinha (Retd Chief Vigilance Commissioner) with Shri Vinayak Chatterjee, Chairman CII Economic Affairs council, and Shri Subodh Jain, (Retd Member Engineering, Railway Board) as Members and current Director Safety, Rly Board, Shri Pankaj Kumar as Member Secretary.

Canadian in NYC terror trial met with Omar Khadr's lawyer in prison
On the other hand, Salic, a 37-year-old Pakistani residing in the Philippines, allegedly funded El Bahnasawy and Haroon's plans. Those details were disclosed in newly unsealed court papers that showed how sensitive prosecutors were to keeping Mr.

WR Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Bhakar told media later during the day that "rumour, coupled with sudden torrential rain" on September 29 morning led to a huge rush at the Elphinstone Road station and the bridge, which led to the tragedy. According to officials, the committee has also been asked to recommend ways to ensure that such delays do not occur again.

Goyal, while speaking at an event in Delhi, said that he was pained that despite the new foot overbridge being already approved, the tender was not floated in time.

Please enter your email.

Today's Hot Stock Under Review: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA)
This repurchase authorization authorizes the pharmacy operator to purchase up to 5.9% of its shares through open market purchases. The institutional investor owned 117,844 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after selling 6,085 shares during the period.

Related news