New Delhi, May 17: Platform tickets will no longer be sold at the New Delhi railway station from Monday, May 17, in the wake of the stampede on Sunday, May 16.
The move by the Railways, which came a day after the stampede on Sunday, May 16 in which two people were killed and 8 others were injured, has been taken to prevent such untowards incident from occuring again.
"We will stop the sale of platform tickets from tomorrow (Monday, May 17). This is aimed at controlling crowd inside the platforms," a Railway official had said on Sunday, May 16, in New Delhi.
According to Railway Board member Vivek Sahai, besides the New Delhi station, the sale of platform tickets will also be stopped at Old Delhi and Hazarat Nizamuddin stations.
On the stampede on May 16, he said that the Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee is monitoring the situation and instruction has been given to ensure smooth movement of passengers during the summer rush.
He added that prima facie it appears that the stampede occured when some of the passengers tripped on the staircase and fell on others.