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Elphinstone stampede: 10 images that define why Mumbai suburban railways needs radical makeover

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Fri September 29 2017, 5:14 pm
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    The tragedy took place yesterday around 10.40 am when the overbridge, linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban stations, became overcrowded with people taking shelter from a heavy downpour. (Image: Express Archive)

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    During rush hours, it is impossible to get a seat in Mumbai local which means that people are often left to travel in this horrifyingly scary way. (Image Source: Express Archive)

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    A foot overbridge had also collapsed on a local train near Dombivali station on 3rd September 2011. (Image Source: Express Archive)

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    Passengers of Central Railway were standard for hours as the Pentagram of the local train broke down between CST and Majid road in 2012. (Image Source: Express Archive)

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    The train service was delayed for more than an hour at CST on 7th November 2012. (Image Source: Express Archive)

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    Heavy rush during usual day on a suburban railway line in Mumbai. (Image Source: Express Archive)

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    It is believed that over 2 billion passengers take trips in Mumbai local trains while the infrastructure is adequate for a minuscule number. (Image Source: Express Archive)

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    There is something with Mumbai locals with people hanging out of the doors. Surprisingly, they do it even when the train is not crowded. (Image Source: Express Archive)

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    A huge population dependent on just one major transport system that has not seen an upgrade in years is a recipe for disaster and that is exactly what happened today at Elphinstone station. (Image Source: Express Archive)

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    Getting in or out of a local train in Mumbai needs expertise of the highest order and that too must be backed by muscle power - survival of the fittest. The worst to suffer are children, the aged and the women. (Image Source: Express Archive)

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    The peak hours witness heavy rush. To get a seat is impossible and if you are able to enter the train, consider yourself lucky. (Image Source: Express Archive)

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    Naveen Gaikwad
    Sep 30, 2017 at 9:45 pm
    Feeling very sad and remorse right now. This was really bound to happen. And many more such incidents will happen in future in an overcrowded city like Mumbai if it is not administered well. Thousands of people migrate to the city everyday with a dream but without a plan. A plan not for themselves but for us who are born and brought up here, to whom this city belongs to. These include not just Indians but illegal immigrants from bangladesh and pakistan as well. This incident wouldn't have happened 30 years back when it was less crowded. It was a mass killing for survival. Each and everyone of us is responsible for this mishap. Remember, the city is like a cake. Everyone has a share in its infrastructure and economy. Everyone will take their share even if it a small one and even if it is by force. Agree that the city is overcrowded. Pay some respect and take action for your birthplace. We are not responsible for the standard of living of the citizens of our neighboring countries
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