We have been assured several times that all care has been taken to ensure that no untoward things happen and that several thousands of police personnel have been drafted and they would ensure that everything would proceed smoothly without a hitch. But the result is there for all to see. There are still several days to go for the Mela to end and one keeps the fingers crossed.
Promptly relief of Rs 1 lakh has been sanctioned to be handed over to the families oof each of the victims. An enquiry committee would perhaps be appointed which would come up with measures to prevent recurrence of such mishaps, the Govt would announce that the recommendations would be implemented very sincerely, and promptly the report would be consigned to the honourable waste paper basket. Several similar accidents occurred during religious festivals in the past but no lessons have been learnt .