Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Re: Crowd Management in Temples

Expand Messages
  • shambhu_varma
    I wish to suggest following: All temples and such places where the crowed (human density is expected to be more than say 1 person/sft) and the total crowed
    Message 1 of 128 , Oct 1, 2008
    • 0 Attachment
      I wish to suggest following:

      All temples and such places where the crowed (human density is
      expected to be more than say 1 person/sft) and the total crowed more
      than say 1000 at any point of time must get Safety hazard identified
      and should have taken steps to make arrangements for safety under
      Disaster management Authority's seal. With-out this the place should
      be sealed for public use at any time.
      There must be systems in place to ensure safety and orderly behavior
      by the crowed and also to guard against any terrorist activity.

      It is the unsafe layout/structures/unplanned movement/inadequate
      safety preparedness that lead to such disasters. History of major
      disasters and a scientific analysis of reasons will lead to a
      commence set of reasons that lead to disasters and loss of human
      life. I am sure once the possible reasons are known the same can be
      largely prevented through systematic approach.

      Why are we not putting systems in place?
      Let Governments do some serious legislation to commence action by
      all well meaning groups.

      Regards,
      S N Varma
    • karmayog - tanya
      http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/karmayog/conversations/topics/31603 Since 2007, over 127 messages, we have been trying to find a solution to Crowd
      Message 128 of 128 , Oct 14, 2013
      • 0 Attachment
        http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/karmayog/conversations/topics/31603


        Since 2007, over 127 messages, we have been trying to find a solution to
        Crowd Management in temples.


        115 killed, over 100 injured in Madhya Pradesh temple stampede
        P Naveen & Amarjeet Singh, TNN | Oct 13, 2013, 07.47 PM IST


        BHOPAL: At least 115 pilgrims, including 30 children were killed and more
        than 100 injured in a stampede on narrow bridge to the historic Ratangarh
        temple in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh on Sunday. This is shocking
        re-run of the 2006 tragedy at the same site when 50 pilgrims were washed
        away.


        The bridge over the swollen Sindh river, which leads to the temple was
        chock-a-block with over one lakh devotees from Madhya Pradesh and
        neighbouring UP on auspicious Navami day.


        Swirling rumours about an imminent collapse of the bridge after a police
        lathicharge on devotees triggered panic. While scores of pilgrims were
        trampled, others were drowned after jumping into the swollen river. Bodies
        lay sprawled on the bridge even as rescue teams from Gwalior were delayed
        due to battered roads and a 10-km traffic jam.There were only nine
        constables and a sub-inspector manning the over-lakh crowd on the 500-metre
        long bridge when the tragedy took place.


        Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered a judicial inquiry into the
        tragedy and Congress president Sonia Gandhi has expressed anguish. The
        Ratangarh temple is located 55 km from the Datia district headquarters and
        405 km north of Bhopal.


        "We have counted 100 bodies so far. Several pilgrims died on way to
        hospital. The toll may rise manifold," a senior police officer told TOI.


        The tragedy was sparked off by rumours that the bridge on Sindh River -
        through which pilgrims were heading towards temple - was collapsing. In a
        huge lapse on part of the administration, heavy vehicles carrying pilgrims
        were allowed to ply on the bridge. Eye-witnesses claim a clash between two
        groups of villagers on the bridge forced a minor lathicharge by police which
        triggered the stampede.


        Speaking to TOI, eyewitness Manoj Sharma, 28, said, "police lathicharge
        worsened the crisis, forcing many to jump off the bridge." Sharma, a
        resident of Bhander village in Datia, was on his way to the temple along
        with his friends. A massive traffic jam on way to the temple hampered relief
        work and mobs began pelting stones at the police. Two cops, including a
        sub-divisional officer of police (SDOP) B N Basave was assaulted by the mob.


        "The toll could touch 120. We are yet to recover bodies from the river,"
        Chambal range DIG D K Arya told TOI. Chief secretary, DGP and ADG
        intelligence have air dashed to the spot on a chopper.


        Senior BSP leader and former Congress MLA Rajendra Bharti alleged the
        collector and SP were busy with election management in Basai, 85 km from the
        district headquarters, and did not take steps to ensure efficient crowd
        management.


        A team of more than 20 doctors have been dispatched to the spot, and a high
        alert has been sounded in surrounding Shivpuri district. The casualty wards
        of district hospitals have been vacated. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh
        Chouhan has announced a compensation of Rs 1.5 lakh each to the kin of the
        victims. Leader of opposition Ajay Singh has appealed the chief minister to
        increase the compensation.


        It was religious frenzy compounded by administrative failure that led to a
        similar tragedy in 2006 over the bridge on the Sindh river.
      Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.