AF­TER STAM­PEDE

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY - Morn­ing Evening

Church­gate-fac­ing stair­case lead­ing to plat­forms 8 & 9 from the south FOB at And­heri sta­tion re­served for women dur­ing peak hours | 30 min, from 8.20am-8.50am | 1 hr & 20 min, from 6pm-7.20pm

It’s a crowd man­age­ment ex­per­i­ment af­ter the Sept 29 stam­pede on the FOB and stair­case at El­phin­stone Road sta­tion killed 23

The And­heri plat­form han­dles six lo­cals orig­i­nat­ing from there to Vi­rar and back

It sees huge crowds, as most com­muters avoid the packed trains com­ing from Church­gate or Ban­dra

The south FOB is only 2m wide and the stair­case 1m. So there is a stam­pede­like sit­u­a­tion ev­ery­day

10-15 con­sta­bles to en­force the ladies-only reser­va­tion

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