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Bathinda bus blaze: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh announces Rs 1 lakh compensation for deceased

Capt also announced a compensation of Rs 25,000 for the injured persons. The CM directed the district authorities to initiate a thorough investigation into the incident and fix culpability.

punjab Updated: May 15, 2017 08:52 IST
HT Correspondent
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Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh(HT File Photo)

Expressing grief over the incident, Punjab chief minister (CM) Captain Amarinder Singh announced Rs 1 lakh compensation to the family of the deceased persons in the Ramphula bus fire mishap.

He also announced a compensation of Rs 25,000 for the injured persons. The CM directed the district authorities to initiate a thorough investigation into the incident and fix culpability.

He further asked the transport department, which is already working on a new transport policy for the state, to take into account all factors to ensure a stringent safety mechanism for vehicles, especially buses, plying on the roads.