Railways announces compensation for train derailment victims
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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).


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

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