Recognising the shortcomings which resulted in a stampede, and bomb blasts at a rally last year, the Bihar government is working on a plan to give a facelift to the Gandhi Maidan by installing broad gates and CCTV cameras.
Bihar government has sought a report from the Patna Municipal Corporation on defective high mast lights suspected to be one of the reasons behind the stampede here that claimed 33 lives on Dusshera day.
Witnesses and survivors of the October 3 stampede in Gandhi Maidan here on Tuesday laid the blame on eve teasing, administrative callousness, broken cattle guard and rumours for the tragedy which claimed 33 lives and left many others injured.
Patna: After a crackdown against four senior officials for the Dussehra day stampede in Bihar that claimed 33 lives in Patna, it's now the turn of eight doctors to face the music for neglecting their duties, an official said Tuesday.
A BJP delegation led by senior leaders on Sunday met Bihar governor DY Patil and handed over a memorandum addressed to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking "justice" in the stampede on Dusshera day in which 33 persons, mostly women and children, were killed and several others were injured.
The Bihar government on Sunday removed Patna District Magistrate Manish Kumar Verma, Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj along with the Divisional Commissioner and DIG of Central range as a fallout of the stampede at Gandhi Maidan which claimed 33 lives and left 29 others injured.
While all are anxious to know the outcome of the probe ordered by the Bihar government into the stampede here, to be conducted by state Home Secretary Amir Subhani and police ADG Gupteshwar Pandey, accounts by witnesses and officials point at rumour having a possible hand in the tragedy.
Bihar government ordered a probe by State Home Secretary in yesterday's stampede incident here at Gandhi Maidan, where 32 people were killed after Dussehra celebrations, reports stated on Saturday. The toll in a stampede after the burning of the Ravana effigy at the Gandhi Maidan here rose to 33 Saturday after the death of a child, an official said.
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad blamed the JD(U) government of apathy as the toll in Friday night's stampede after the burning of the Ravana effigy at the Gandhi Maidan here rose to 33 Saturday after the death of a child.
With the toll in the stampede incident outside the Gandhi Maidan here going up to 33 on Saturday, Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan blamed the Bihar government for "lapses" that resulted in the tragedy, though it was denied by the city's district administration.
Union Minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday blamed the lack of arrangements by Bihar Government for the stampede outside Gandhi Maidan here and sought a probe by a sitting judge of Patna High Court into it.
RJD president Lalu Prasad on Saturday said the stampede outside Gandhi Maidan which left 33 dead appears to be a result of administrative "lapse" and expressed dismay over the administration's inability to make foolproof arrangements despite several unpleasant incidents in the past at the grounds in the heart of the capital.