Jajpur: Jajpur Train Accident: The goods train derailment that claimed three lives and injured a few others at Korei railway station in Jajpur district on Monday morning will be inquired at the level of Commissioner Of Railway Safety (CRS), informed by the East Coast Railway (ECoR).
Both the state government and the central government have announced the ex-gratia amount for the passengers who died prematurely in the goods train accident in Korei, Jajpur district.
The Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik has announced that the state government will provide an amount of Rs 2 lakh to the family or next of kin of the deceased. Similarly, the railway department has announced an aid amount of Rs. 5 lakh. In addition, the Indian Railway Department has announced to give financial assistance of Rs. 1 lakh to the seriously injured.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed deep grief over this incident today and expressed deep condolences to the bereaved family. He also ordered to speed up rescue operations and provide proper treatment to the injured.
It is worth noting that three people lost their lives in a fatal train accident in Korei in Jajpur district this morning. A goods vehicle passing through the station derailed and hit the platform. As a result, four passengers who were waiting for the train to go to another place on the platform were crushed and killed. According to preliminary investigation, one child, two women and one man were among the dead.
Helpline number issued by East Coast Railway
After the train accident, the East Coast Railway has issued a helpline number. 8455889905 for Korei Station, 0674-2534020 for Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road Control Room No. 0674-2492245 has been issued.
Passenger Trains Cancelled
The train mishap took place under Khordha Road Railway Division of ECoR as a result which several trains were cancelled and diverted to run on other routes.
Eight trains have been cancelled following the train accident at Korei in Jajpur district. 5 express and 3 passenger trains have been completely cancelled while 5 trains have been partially cancelled. Similarly, East Coast Railway has informed that the route of 12 trains has been changed.
Among the cancelled trains are Howrah-Bhubaneswar Janshatabdi Express, Howrah-Puri Centenary Express, Shalimar-Puri and Puri-Shalimar Express, Shalimar-Hyderabad Express.
Similarly, Cuttack-Bhadrak-Cuttack Passenger, Brahmapur-Bhubaneswar Passenger Special, Bhubaneswar-Baleswar Passenger Special trains have been cancelled. On the other hand, the route of 12 trains has been changed.
Similarly, among the partially canceled trains is the Bhubaneswar-Howrah Janshatabdi Express. It will run till Jajpur and will be canceled between Jajpur and Howrah. Puri-Howrah Centenary Express will run till Jajpur and will be canceled between Jajpur and Howrah. Balswar-Bhubaneswar Passenger Special will run till Kenduapada and will be canceled between Kenduapada and Bhubaneswar. Similarly Bangiriposhi-Bhubaneswar Express will run till Bhadrak and will be canceled between Bhadrak and Bhubaneswar. Kharagpur-Khordha Express will run till Bhadrak and will be canceled between Bhadrak and Bhubaneswar.
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