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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
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh
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.