UP train mishap: Prabhu announces Rs 2 lakh relief
Eight bogies of a Jammu-bound train derailed in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, reportedly killing one person and injuring six. “The Muri Express, on <g data-gr-id="18">way</g> to Jammu Tawi, derailed between <g data-gr-id="19">Sirathu</g> and <g data-gr-id="20">Atsarai</g> railway stations and one of them overturned”, an official release issued by Railway Ministry said.
“At least three trains have been cancelled while a number of others diverted following derailment of the train. Both up and down lines have been affected by the derailment of Muri Express between <g data-gr-id="23">Sirathu</g> and Athsarai stations. As a result, the Allahabad-Kanpur Intercity Express and the Sangam Express, scheduled to leave for Meerut on Monday evening, have been cancelled,” North Central Railway PRO Amit <g data-gr-id="24">Malaviya</g> said, adding, “Similarly, the Anand Vihar Terminus-Kolkata Express has also been cancelled.”
“Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu is constantly monitoring the situation personally and directed Railway Board Chairman AK Mital, and Member Engineering, Railway Board VK Gupta to rush to the accident site,” the official release said.
The Rail Minister has announced an <g data-gr-id="17">ex-gratia</g> of Rs 2 lakh to the next kin of the dead, Rs 50,000 each to grievously injured passengers.