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Case for Overhaul

Creaking infrastructure and skewed priorities have deprived Mumbai of a modern urban transport system for far too long

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'


Elphinstone stampede probe: Flower seller said ‘phool gir gaya’, others heard ‘pul’, says police

"Around the same time is when a young girl slipped on the stairway leading to a domino effect and ensuing a stampede. Looking to escape, people trampled over one another. Within ten minutes, it was all over"

ITS may help streamline crowds in Mumbai: Railways

However, experts believe that while the ITS may regulate crowds to some extent, much more needs to be done to discipline crowds.

President Kovind lauds Mumbai resilience; condoles Elphinstone Road station stampede deaths

“I am anguished by the loss of lives in the tragedy. My condolences go out to the bereaved families, and prayers for those injured,” President Kovind said.

Elphinstone road station stampede: Circumstances caused by rain and crowds caused stampede, says WR chief

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has assured that the new FOB will be ready within a year.


Elphinstone road station stampede: CCTV footage from ticket counter of no help, says police

Camera captured only the crowd on the bridge, not the spot where the incident took place, says officer.

Mumbai stampede: Death toll rises to 23, Piyush Goyal makes passenger safety highest priority

Railways Minister Piyush Goyal chaired a high-level meeting with board officials during which he said foot overbridges will be deemed "mandatory" and not a "passenger amenity."

Mumbai stampede: Case filed against Sena members for attempted attack on KEM Hospital doctor

Members from the Shiv Sena attempted to attack forensic head of KEM Hospital, Dr Haris Pathak over the hospital's decision to identify the deceased victims of the Elphinstone Road station stampede by writing numbers on their foreheads.

Elphinstone Road station stampede: Piyush Goyal discusses mandatory FOBs, CCTV installation in Railway Board meet

He said, "We are turning a 150 yr old convention on its head, hereafter, FOBs will be deemed mandatory not a passenger amenity." The meeting was held at the Western Railway’s headquarters at Churchgate, Mumbai.

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Stampede ahead of funeral of a spiritual leader in Mumbai

Dawoodi Bohra community’s spiritual leader Dr Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin passed away in Mumbai after a prolonged illness on Friday.