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A bridge too many

Employing army for non-emergency tasks — as in Mumbai — sends out troubling signals. It should be an exception

Commuters, politicians pay tribute on first anniversary of Elphinstone stampede

A rumour about the overbridge "collapsing" sparked panic among morning peak-hour commuters on a rainy day, leading to people rushing towards its staircase with several of them slipping on the wet steps and falling over one another.

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Chawl helps family pick up the pieces

In Worli's BDD chawl, the Haldankars are yet to come to terms with the loss of their 16-year-old son Mayuresh, who died at the stampede at then Elphinstone Road station on September 29 last year.

Elphinstone road stampede: Survivors’ tales still full of pain; fear of bridge remains

Twenty-three lives were lost on the foot overbridge on Elphinstone Road station on September 29, 2017. Tragedy struck during the morning rush hour when rain caught commuters unaware, causing a stampede. For those who lived to tell the tale, the wounds are yet to heal.

Army inspects station, railway officials list likely hurdles in meeting January deadline

The decision to carry out the construction of the FOBs on a war footing was announced when Devendra Fadnavis visited the Elphinstone Road station.

Keep The Army Out Of It

Diversion of the armed forces for routine civilian tasks has long-term costs

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Mumbai death bridge to be built on a war footing — by Army

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, Omar Abdullah say Govt using Army to cover its failures

Many lives could have been saved if new bridges were built earlier, say Elphinstone stampede victims’ kin

“The move to include the aid of Army is welcome. However, the same raises eyebrows on the efficiency of the engineering department of the Railways and its administrative section, considering they are unable to complete the work in the given time," says a railway activist.

Unlimited budgets available for safety-related items, says Railway minister

The minister's remarks come at a time when the railway has been facing embarrassment over the recent spate of train derailments and after the Elphinstone foot overbridge stampede claimed 20 lives in Mumbai.

Elphinstone Road station stampede: Congress, Shiv Sena dub Railways probe report as 'eyewash'

A five-member panel of the Railways said in its report that the stampede was triggered by heavy rains and 'confusion'

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