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Railways double compensation to rail accident victims

Posted on: 27/Dec/2016 11:48:25 AM
Railway Ministry has decided to increase the compensation to the people who lose their lives during rail accidents.  
 
Currently Railways is giving a compensation of Rs 4 lakhs to the people who are affected during the accidents. Under the Railway Accidents and Untoward Incidents (Compensation) Amendment Rules, 2016, the compensation amount of Rs 4 lakh has been increased to Rs 8 lakh in case of death or loss of hand and foot caused in train accident. The relief amount will be given by the Railways Claim Tribunal to the kith and kin of the person who dies in the accident.
 
The notification will come into effect from January,

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