Delhi Platform Tragedy

Delhi Platform Tragedy
An incident of falling over of some persons due to over-crowding took place at New Delhi Railway Station on 16.5.10 at about 14.50 hrs in which 8 persons got injured and 2 persons lost their lives. The injured persons were promptly shifted to LNJP and RML hospitals with the help of Scouts and Civil defence personnel deployed by Delhi Division.
Prima-facie, the event appears to have occurred due to tripping of some passengers on the FOB staircase/falling of their luggage which is purely incidental. The Chairman Railway Board Sh. S.S. Khurana visited the injured passengers and they have corroborated this theory. However, a four member Jt. Secy. Officer level enquiry committee has been constituted to enquire into the incident.
Honrable Minister of Railways has announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakhs to the relatives of those dead and Rs. 50,000/- and Rs. 15,000/- respectively to those who got grievous and simple injuries in this incident. The amount has been disbursed to the injured.
Few left out passengers have been assisted in getting their further journey as per their convenience. Those injured/affected passengers were assisted to reach their destinations.
The helpline Nos. for enquiry at New Delhi Station is as under:-
New Delhi Station - 23341074, 23342954

After this unfortunate incident, the Northern Railway is planning new measures so that such incidents do not re-occur. A new monitoring system for the announcement of trains, early completion of the under construction FOB, better deployment of staff, stopping of the sale of platform tickets etc. are some of the likely measures.
Dead Persons
  1. Soni W/o Raju Singh 35 years Village Parbat Bihar
  2. Unknown Male 10 years.
Grievously Injured Persons (at RML-Hospital)
  1. Sonam D/o Kanchan & Sanjay.
Simple Injured (LNJP Hospital, New Delhi)
  1. Menal W/o Vimal age 25 Village Alam Nagar, Madipura, Bihar.
  2. Rekha W/o Ravi age 24 Baranpur, Ghaziabad.
  3. Kanchan /Wo Sanjay aged 28 Bhagalpur
  4. Anil Rai S/o Janaradan Roy, Begusarai, Bihar
  5. Ashok Jha S/o Maheshwar Jha age 46 Jharkhand
  6. Vimal S/o Kailash Chand age 30 Badma Alamnagar, Bihar, Madipura.
  7. Ravi Kumar age 30 Village Baranpur, Vijay Nagar, Ghaziabad UP

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