New Delhi: A number of political leaders together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ramnath Kovind, and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday expressed grief over the lack of lives within the Bikaner-Guwahati Categorical prepare accident.
12 coaches of Guwahati-Bikaner Categorical derailed in Domohani space of West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district on Thursday night. The dying toll in Bikaner-Guwahati prepare accident went as much as 5 whereas 45 had been injured, information company PTI reported.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi knowledgeable that he spoke to Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw to take inventory of the scenario following the prepare accident in West Bengal.
“Spoke to Railways Minister Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw and took stock of the situation in the wake of the train accident in West Bengal. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly,” PM Modi tweeted.
President Ramnath Kovind acknowledged that he was distressed by the derailment incident as he wished for a speedy restoration of the injured.
“The derailment of coaches of the Bikaner-Guhawati Express near New Maynaguri, West Bengal is distressing. My thoughts and prayers are with the affected passengers and their families. I wish speedy recovery to the injured,” the President wrote.
Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu expresses grief over the lack of lives, writing: “Deeply saddened by the loss of lives due to the derailment of Bikaner-Guwahati Express in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured.”
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma spoke to Union Railway Minister and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee concerning the derailment of Bikaner-Guwahati Categorical.
CM Mamata “assured to provide all help & assistance on ground and also keep us posted on the ongoing situation. I thank her for offering all her support to the victims,” he acknowledged.
Quickly after the incident was reported, CM Mamata Banerjee had knowledgeable that “Senior Officers of the State Government, DM/SP/IG North Bengal are supervising rescue and relief operations. Those injured will receive medical attention, as early as possible”.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot additionally wrote: “Saddened to know about the loss of lives, when bogies of Bikaner-Guwahati Express got derailed in West Bengal. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. May they remain strong to bear this loss. Prayers for speedy recovery of those injured”.
Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw stated that he shall be reaching the accident web site to evaluate the scenario. “I’m leaving for the accident spot. Rescue teams are already there. Ex-gratia has also been announced and we will fulfil all of our duties,” he advised information company ANI.
Indian Railways has introduced ex gratia reduction of Rs 5 lakhs for deceased, Rs 1 lakh for severely injured, and Rs 25,000 for these with minor accidents.
(With Inputs From Businesses)