Title: A case study of Elphinstone Road foot-over-bridge stampede in Mumbai

Authors: Sanjeev Kadam; Prabir Kumar Bandyopadhyay

Addresses: Symbiosis Centre for Research and Innovation, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, 412115, India; Amity Business School, Amity University Mumbai, Panvel, 410206, India ' Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, 412115, India

Abstract: Planning or implementation delays of critical infrastructure (CI) projects resulted in misfortunes such as accidents, stampedes or deaths. In this descriptive case study, an incidence of the stampede at the suburban train station in Mumbai has discussed. An endeavour has been made to examine underlying causes which instigate direct causes reinforced by contributing causes. Indian Army was being roped in for constructing additional foot-over-bridge (FOB) after the stampede. This case features the earnestness of appropriate and timely development of associated infrastructure in and around suburban stations in Mumbai proportionate to abundant passengers commuting. Post stampede reports from newspapers, televisions channels and the internet have largely used to build this case. Pre and post cause analysis discussion on Elphinstone Road FOB stampede case is an eye-opener to justify sustainable emergency management and associated infrastructure development in Mumbai.

Keywords: associated infrastructure; critical infrastructure; Elphinstone Road; emergency; evacuation; foot-over-bridge; FOB; Mumbai; railway; stampede; suburban train.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCIS.2020.105412

International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, 2020 Vol.16 No.1, pp.77 - 90

Received: 30 Jun 2018
Accepted: 19 Mar 2019

Published online: 28 Feb 2020 *

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