Pipeline bridge collapse: Railways announce compensation



New Delhi: Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced compensation packages for those affected in the mishap when a pipeline bridge fell on a local train in Mumbai on Friday.

The compensation announced includes Rs five lakh for the next of kin of the dead, one lakh for the seriously injured and Rs 10,000 for people with minor injuries.

Senior officials are monitoring the situation, Railway Ministry officials said here. A portion of the under-construction Kopri water pipeline bridge on the suburban Mulund-Thane route fell on a local train, killing one and injuring 11 persons in the morning.

Rail services on the Central line were disrupted due to the incident, crippling trains between suburban Kurla and Thane.

Bureau Report