- There was no interdepartmental coordination between the road transport ministry, the railways and the UPSRTC. Private operators could have been roped in to transport the crowd to the Mela site and away from the site.
- An ISBT could have been set up on ground zero ....the nationalised banks of India and the Reserve Bank had set up special counters to handle the tourist inflow but no special counters for transporting tourists was arranged.
- Changing the platforms of trains at the last minute was not a good idea. The railways should have realised that doing so will result in a stampede. To counter the rush, the state government’s help could have been taken and special buses brought in to take away tourists from outside the railway stations of Allahabad and Prayag.
What could have been a billion dollar money spinner for the government and the state of UP became the tragedy of the decade for the country.
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