Dhankar announces ex-gratia for Dadri accident victims

  • | Wednesday | 2nd May, 2018

Notably, a case was registered on Monday against the truck driver for rash driving at Bond police station of Charkhi Dadri. ROHTAK: A day after five persons, including three schoolchildren, were killed in an accident in Charkhi Dadri after a school bus collided with a speeding truck, Haryana agriculture minister Om Prakash Dhankar on Tuesday visited the injured and announced compensation for the victims.While visiting the injured at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), Rohtak, Dhankar announced an ex-gratia of Rs 1 lakh to the family of deceased and Rs 50,000 to each to those injured.Meanwhile, the Charkhi Dadri authorities woke up after the loss of innocent lives and ordered a thorough checking of private school buses playing on road ferrying students.Bhiwani-Mahendergarh MP Dharambir Singh condemned his government and said that it was unfortunate that the district-level hospital did not have doctors and basic facilities.He claimed that he had written to the state health department about providing staff to the Dadri civil hospital 10 days ago, but no cognizance was taken.Dadri deputy commissioner Ajay Singh Tomar said the school bus that was ferrying the students at the time of accident did not have speed governor installed and lacked in norms laid down for school buses.

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