Railways order inquiry; ex-gratia for victims

  • PTI, New Delhi
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  • Updated: May 04, 2014 14:16 IST

Railways today ordered an inquiry into derailment of a passenger train on Konkan route in Raigad district of Maharashtra and announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh for those killed in the accident.

Railway Board Chairman Arunendra Kumar said Commissioner, Railway Safety, Chetan Bakshi will conduct the inquiry and has rushed to the site.

Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh for those killed in the accident, Rs. 50,000 for the grievously hurt and Rs. 10,000 for passengers who suffered minor injuries.

The Chairman along with Advisor, Health, B B Agarawal are also visiting the accident site.

Railways has also started two helpline--

Thane: 022-25334840
Panwel: 022-27468833

 

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