Action on Gokulpuri metro accident
Delhi government is strict regarding the incident that happened at Gokulpuri station of Delhi Metro. Delhi Government's Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot has expressed grief over the incident and has asked Delhi Metro Rail Corporation i.e. DMRC to investigate the matter. He has directed to form a committee of experts to investigate the entire matter. The Delhi government has asked to submit the investigation report of the expert committee within two weeks.
After the strictness of Delhi Government, DMRC has announced compensation. DMRC has said that an amount of Rs 25 lakh will be given to the family of the deceased, Rs 5 lakh to the seriously injured and Rs 1 lakh to the moderately injured.
The incident happened on Thursday morning
According to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, the incident took place at Gokulpuri station at 11:10 am on Thursday. Due to which the movement of trains was stopped from 11:12 am to 11:23 am on both the up and down lines between Maujpur and Shiv Vihar section of the Pink Line. Train services were restored at 11:23 am on the single line operating between Maujpur and Shiv Vihar, which covers only 3 stations. Normal services were restored on both up and down lines in this section after barricading of the affected platform area from 2:53 pm onwards.
DMRC started investigation
According to DMRC, investigation has been started in the matter. Metro Safety Commissioner has been given complete information about the incident. Two Metro employees, one of whom is a manager and the other a junior civil engineer, have been suspended. 5 people were injured in the accident, out of which 1 died. Announcing the compensation, DMRC has said that Rs 1 lakh will be given to the injured for minor injuries, Rs 5 lakh for serious injuries and Rs 25 lakh will be given to the family of the deceased.