Railways announces compensation for train derailment victims

Last Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 16:53

Bhopal: Railways has announced compensation
for the 44 victims of the Udyognagri Express that derailed
near Vidisha four days back.

While the 11 seriously injured passengers will get a
compensation of Rs one lakh each, those with minor injuries
will get Rs 25,000 each.
Bhopal Senior Railway Divisional Commercial Manager (DCM)
Mandip Singh Bhatia, talking to reporters said the
compensation will reach the victims by the end of this week.

"A day after the accident on May 9, we prepared cheques
for the victims. In fact, some of them have already been given
compensation. We have dispatched the cheques to the remaining
victims by post, which they will get over the next couple of
days," he added.
At least 44 passengers of Pratapgarh-bound 12173
Udyognagri Express were injured when five compartments of the
train jumped off the track between Sourai-Sumer stations in
Vidisha district of Bhopal division, West Central Railway
(WCR).

PTI



First Published: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 16:53

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