Maharashtra ST (State Transport) Bus News

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde instructs MSRTC to provide Rs 10 lakhs each to kin of deceased in Dhar bus accident
Times of India | 4 months ago | |
Times of India
4 months ago | |

MUMBAI: Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde on Monday instructed the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) to provide an ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh each to the kin of the deceased in the Dhar bus accident, informed the Chief Minister's Office. A Maharashtra Roadways bus carrying as many as 55 people, which was en route from Indore to Pune fell off Khalghat Sanjay Setu over the Narmada river after the driver lost his balance, resulting in the death of 13 people. Read AlsoMadhya Pradesh: Pune-bound bus falls into Narmada river in Dhar, 12 bodies fished outA Pune-bound bus broke through the barrier of Khalghat bridge in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar district, around 90km from Indore, and plunged into the Narmada from a height of around 100ft on Monday morning.Meanwhile, Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis also took to Twitter to express grief over the Dhar bus accident and assured that he was in constant touch with the concerned officials as they care coordinating for rescue operations and medical aid. "Pained to know about the loss of lives in Maharashtra ST bus (Indore to Amalner) accident at Dhar, MP as it fell into a river from a bridge. Few passengers are rescued. Our deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones," Fadnavis said. "I am in touch with Dhar (MP) Collector and Maharashtra ST officials and they are coordinating for rescue operations and medical aid and treatment to the injured passengers. I wish and pray for their speedy recovery," he added. Saddened by the loss of lives in the tragic incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also assured that the rescue work was underway and local authorities were providing every possible assistance to those affected.

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde instructs MSRTC to provide Rs 10 lakhs each to kin of deceased in Dhar bus accident