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Elphinstone Road stampede: Political parties play blame game as citizen discontent follows Mumbai tragedy - Firstpost

This year's monsoon has been particularly harsh on Mumbai, as it has exposed the megapolis' decaying infrastructure over and over again, starting from the 29 August floods. The worst was reserved for the last, with 23 people tragically losing their ...and more »

Mumbai: Stampede at Elphinstone railway station; 22 dead, 39 injured - Deccan Chronicle

At least 22 people were killed and 39 others were injured in a stampede on a foot overbridge at Elphinstone Road railway station in Mumbai on Friday. (Photo: Congress Twitter). The incident reportedly took place around 10:45 am due to rush between ...and more »

Elphinstone Road stampede: Fatalities could have been fewer if Western Railway stopped trains - The Hindu

The number of fatalities and injuries at the Elphinstone Road railway station stampede could possibly have been significantly fewer, or even avoided altogether, if the Western Railway officials on duty at the station had shown presence of mind and ...and more »

Mumbai Locals: World's Busiest Urban Rail System Is Also Its Deadliest - India Spend

The death of 22 in a stampede on a bridge on September 29, 2017, propelled the pressures on the Mumbai's local trains to headline news, but at least nine commuters die (as IndiaSpend has previously reported) every day on the world's busiest–and ...and more »

Property is Expensive And Life is Cheap on Elphinstone Road - The Wire

Home-goers catching a late-night local train on the Western Railway in Mumbai in the late 1960s and early 1970s will recall that suddenly, a little after midnight, compartments at Lower Parel and Elphinstone Road would fill to the brim. Mills would run ...and more »

The Mumbai rail stampede was waiting to happen. Here's how we can prevent a similar tragedy - Scroll.in

We need to build a a city where people are encouraged to walk or take public transport, and not get killed for doing so. by Madhav Pai. Published Sep 30, 2017 · 06:30 am. The Mumbai rail stampede was waiting to happen. Here's how we can prevent a ...and more »

Elphinstone Road stampede: Prabhu's office denies allegations against minister - The Hindu

The office of the commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu termed the Elphinstone Road Station Foot Over Bridge (FOB) stampede incident in Mumbai, which left 22 dead and over 30 injured, as “unfortunate”, but said Mr. Prabhu, as the railway ...and more »

Stampede in Mumbai's Elphinstone Road Railway Station kills 22 - domain-B

At least 22 people died and 33 others sustained injuries in a stampede on a foot overbridge at Mumbai's Elphinstone Railway Station, on the Western Railway's suburban section, at around 9:30 am. Mumbai Municipal Corporation's disaster management squad ...and more »

Will not allow bullet train, says MNS chief Raj Thackeray - The Hindu

Mr. Thackeray warned that “not a single brick will be allowed to be placed for the bullet train in Mumbai” until the infrastructure of local railways was made better. Ramping up his rhetoric against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Maharashtra Navnirman ...and more »

Elphinstone Road stampede makes one wonder if authorities have any value for human life - Firstpost

The stampede at the Elphinstone Road station bridge makes one wonder if there is any value for human life in the country. In any other country, the rail minister and the concerned officers would immediately be taken to task for such a horrendous state ...and more »