The Indian Army has begun construction of a foot over bridge at the Elphinstone Road Railway Station in Mumbai, almost two months after a stampede left 23 people dead. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had last month said that three new bridges will be built in Mumbai with the help of Army by January 31, 2018. Even as the decision to take help from the defence forces to construct the bridges attracted criticism, the Army has begun work at Elphinstone Station.
The stampede at the Elphinstone foot over bridge had left 23 people dead and several injured on September 30. A month after the Elphinstone Railway Station bridge stampede, Rail Minister Piyush Goyal had visited the site of the tragedy in Mumbai, along with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The three had announced that the Army has been called in to build 3 bridges at three stations in Mumbai including Elphinstone Road. Read More…
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