Mumbai-Dehradun Express fire : Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for kin of dead
Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge today expressed grief over the death of passengers in the fire mishap on board the Mumbai-Dehradun Express and announced an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh each to the next of kin of those killed.
New Delhi: Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge today expressed grief over the death of passengers in the fire mishap on board the Mumbai-Dehradun Express and announced an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh each to the next of kin of those killed.
"The Railway Minister has expressed deep grief over the incident and announced an ex-gratia of Rs five lakh for those who died in this unfortunate incident and Rs one lakh to those seriously injured," Chairman, Railway Board, Arunendra Kumar said.
A sum of Rs 50,000 will be given to those who received minor injuries. The commissioner of Railway Safety will conduct an inquiry into the fire incident, he said. Nine persons were charred to death when a fire broke out in three coaches of Mumbai-Dehradun Express train near Dahanu road in Maharashtra's Thane district early today.
"The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. However, the fire has been put out and the train has made its forward journey," Kumar said. He said the damage was restricted due to an alert guard. The coaches have been separated from the train and the train has it made its forward journey, he said. Senior railway officials have rushed to the site.
Naveen Patnaik announced Rs five lakh ex-gratia relief to the next of the kin of Odia passengers killed in the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express derailment in Uttar Pradesh.
Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 3.5 lakh for the kin of those who died in the train accident near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh.
Authorities are still unsure about what could have caused the Denmark train accident on a bridge, that has killed eight and injured 16 others.