Utkal Express derailment: RCT to set up special benches to decide compensation claims of victims

Special benches of RCT would be held at six places, to expeditiously settle compensation claims of victims of recent Kalinga Utkal and Kaifiyat Express train accidents

PTI September 05, 2017 15:47:09 IST
Utkal Express derailment: RCT to set up special benches to decide compensation claims of victims

Bhubaneswar: Special benches of Railway Claims Tribunal (RCT) would be held at six places, including Bhubaneswar, to expeditiously settle compensation claims of victims of recent Kalinga Utkal Express and Kaifiyat Express train accidents.

The chairman of Railway Claims Tribunal has ordered for these special benches to inquire into and decide compensation claims of the victims of these mishaps so that compensation can be handed over immediately, an East Coast Railway (ECoR) statement said.

Utkal Express derailment RCT to set up special benches to decide compensation claims of victims

A mangled coach of the Utkal Express being hauled off the tracks. PTI

While 18477 Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express had derailed on 19 August, 12225 Azamgarh-Delhi Kaifiyat Express mishap took place on 23 August in Uttar Pradesh, it said.

The Special Benches will be held at RCT Headquarters in Delhi and also at five other places, Ghaziabad, Bhopal, Lucknow, Jaipur and Bhubaneswar from 11 to 15 September.

In Bhubaneswar, RCT would hold Special Bench at Odisha Forest Development Corporation Limited Building during this period, it said.

People who had sustained injury or suffered any loss, any agent authorised by the victim on his behalf, guardian of the victim in case of minor or the dependent of the deceased resulted from these accidents can apply for compensation with relevant identity proofs in original like Aadhaar Card, voter identity card, ration card, family register, resident proof including other relevant documents, it added.

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