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Mumbai stampede: Railways constitutes committee to probe delay in tender of FOB

The Railway Ministry On Wednesday Constituted A High Level Committee To Probe 18-month Delay In The Tender Of New Foot Overbridge At Elphinstone Road Station.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ashish Ranjan | Updated on: 11 Oct 2017, 05:44:03 PM
Mumbai stampede: Railways committee to probe delay in tender of FOB (File photo)

New Delhi:

The Railway Ministry on Wednesday constituted a high level committee to probe 18-month delay in the tender of new foot overbridge at Elphinstone Road station.

Earlier, a stampede took place on a foot overbridge near the Elphinstone station. As per reports, 22 people had died and more than 30 were injured.

Shiv Sena had earlier said that there were lapses in part of the government in dealing with the foot overbridge near the Elphinstone station. They alleged that despite their constant demand to redevelop the overbridge, the government did paid any attention to it.

We have time and again demanded that the old and dilapidated foot overbridges be redeveloped but no action has been taken yet,” Sena MP Sanjay Raut told.

Sena MP Arvind Sawant said he has raised the issue of local commuters’ plight from time to time in Parliament. “I have repeatedly requested railway officials to look into the issue, but nothing has happened till now.”

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First Published : 11 Oct 2017, 05:43:42 PM