Prima-Facie findings of High Powered Committee on Incident at New Delhi Railway Station
On the basis of footage of video cameras (CCTV) installed at the New Delhi railway station platforms, made available to the High Powered Committee probing into yesterday’s incident at the station, it prima-facie transpires that there was no stampede-like conditions on Platform No. 12 and 13 on 16th May 2010 during that period.
It appears that it was probably some local condition near the Foot Over Bridge (FOB) caused by unfortunate tripping which may have resulted in the unfortunate incident.
The High Powered Committee was set up at the direction of the Minister of Railways, Mamata Banerjee. The Committee consisted of Shri Braj Mohan, Additional Member (Commercial) Railway Board, Shri S.K.Malik, Additional Member (Civil Engineering) Railway Board and Shri P.K.Mehta, Additional Director General, Railway Protection Force, Northern Railway.