Elphinstone Road station stampede: 22 dead, 39 hurt; government announces compensation, orders probe
NEW DELHI: Hours after at least 22 people were killed and 39 injured in a rush hour stampede at Mumbai's Elphinstone Road station, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday announced Rs 10 lakh compensation for the victims.
"Ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh will be given by the state government and Rs 5 lakh by the Railways to the kin of each of the deceased. Rs 1 lakh compensation will be given to grievously injured while those with minor injuries will get Rs 50,000 as ex-gratia," Goyal said while addressing a press conference.
The Railway Minister also announced that the Ministry will bear the medical expense of the injured.
Eight women and a young boy were amongst those killed, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) disaster management cell chief Mahesh Narvekar said, adding that five of the injured were critical.
Awara Badal-11 hours ago
When will people start taking responsibility for their own actions. there is rain , there are lots of you on the footbridge. Just do not run. It is common sense. Yet there are people blaming the government for it. Are these people for real. the government needs to hold hands on how to walk. Or are these out of heads Congressiias, not able to make any more black wealth and are being taxed and thus crying, as they should.
Truthurts-Jannath-11 hours ago
The Haj subsidy varies from Rs 600 crore to Rs 700 crore and external affairs ministry incurs expense of Rs 28 to Rs 33 crore for the same every year....this money should have been used for improving railways instead of pleasing the insecure mob...
Mohan-16 hours ago
Gov. has Rs. 100000 cr for Bullet train but no funds to construct bridges & maintenance.
Gyan Prakash-Delhi-21 hours ago
So at least now Modiji will have re-look at Bullet Train.... look at the state of affairs of Mumbai Local trian.... pls. give some thought.
Sudhir-20 hours ago
Reduce the population straight away. overpopulation is the problem of these tragedies. Aim to reduce the population to half.
zolosa8 -20 hours ago
2 yrs back Shivsena MLA wrote letter to railway minister Suresh Prabhu to increase the width of the same bridge. Minister replied they dont have funds as all funds are needed for bullet train.Now bhakts are replying dont blame government population is the problem
两年前，Shivsena MLA给铁道部长Suresh Prabhu写了一封信，增加同一座桥的宽度。部长回复，他们没有资金，因为资金都用于高铁。现在bhakts正在回答不要责怪政府，人口是问题。
Imran Qureshi-20 hours ago
There has been several letters of complains given by mubaikars to railways for more than one over bridge at this station, complains are there past several years old... the govt will wake up now ... since we have lost lives... everything is not about congress or BJP , its over all about politicians who need to hear people out!!!!
Mahesh Hegde-19 hours ago
I do not understand what is Government''s fault here? Can''t public behave properly? Don''t they know that entering a already crowded place is not safe? Please do not blame government for your faults
Poonam Agarwal-pune-21 hours ago
Modi do not know what are the priorities of the people of india....who needs bullet train ???? we all need good infrastructure on the exsting rail network... good connectivity .. sufficient frequency .. good felicities for general compartment travelers ..........who needs a bullet train Mr. Modi. ???