One particular person died, and several other extra have been injured in a stampede at Surat Railway Station in Gujarat’s Surat district on Saturday.
According to sources, the stampede occurred when a whole bunch of passengers tried to board a Bihar-bound prepare outbound from Surat Railway Station forward of the Diwali and Chhath Puja festivities.
An enormous crowd of migrant employees, principally from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, have been on the way in which to their native hometowns when in a headlong rush the crowds tried to board the outbound trains leading to a stampede.
The police managed to manage the scenario, and extra forces have been deployed to handle the crowds on the station compound.
Surat is a hub of migrant labourers, and almost 1.5 million labourers hail from States like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Odisha.
Surat’s MP, and State Railways Minister, Darshana Jardosh visited the hospital to fulfill the injured individuals.
Meanwhile, Public Relations Officer Sumit Thakor stated, “In view of the festive season, this year, Western Railways have run 46 pairs special trains with about 400 trips covering Mumbai, Gujarat, and parts of Madhya Pradesh. Over 7 lakh passengers are travelling to their destination using these trains”
“Keeping in view the festive rush, special arrangements have been made for crowd management. Nearly 165 RPF and GRP jawans have been deployed at Surat station and additional ticket counters have been opened,” he added.