Railways today ordered an inquiry into derailment of a passenger train on Konkan route in Raigad district of Maharashtra and announced an ex-gratia of Rs two lakh for those killed in the accident.
Railway Board Chairman Arunendra Kumar said Commissioner, Railway Safety, Chetan Bakshi will conduct the inquiry and has rushed to the site.
Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge announced an ex-gratia of Rs two lakh for those killed in the accident, Rs 50 thousand for the grievously hurt and Rs 10,000 for passengers who suffered minor injuries. The Chairman along with Advisor, Health, B B Agarawal are also visiting the accident site.
Railways has also started two helpline-- Thane -- 022-25334840 and Panwel--022-27468833.
Meanwhile, the railway authorities said in a statement that some trains have been diverted and a few partially cancelled because of the derailment.
Some of the trains which were diverted are Madgaon Mandovi Express, Ernakulam Mangala Express, Thiruvananthapuram Netravati Express, Hapa-Tirunelveli Express, Mangalore Matsyagandha Express, Hazrat Nizamuddin-Ernakulam Express and Dadar-Sawantwadi Holiday Special.
Besides, Dadar-Ratnagiri Passenger has been partially cancelled between Dadar and Roha and will leave from Roha, while Ratnagiri-Dadar has been partially cancelled between Roha and Dadar, the statement said.