NASHIK: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO ) has sought details of victims in the Deola road accident in which 26 people lost their lives while nine got grievously injured.
“The district administration has prepared a proposal for relief from the PMO for the kin of the 26 dead and nine grievously injured in the accident involving a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus and an autorickshaw in Deola taluka of Nashik district on January 28,” an official from the district collectorate said.
A compensation of Rs 2 lakh for those dead and Rs 50,000 for the injured will be given by the PMO. The state transport corporation pays Rs 10 lakh as compensation to the family every deceased bonafied passenger. The compensation to other victims is decided by the court.
State transport minister Anil Parab, who visited the victims January 29, had announced an aid of Rs 2 lakh to the family of the victims travelling in the autorickshaw.
The district administration has got the list of the deceased and civil surgeon Suresh Jagdale has submitted the list of the nine injured in the accident.
Pune-based National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was also pressed into the service and it reached the accident site at 2.30 am on January 29.
After the collision between the bus and the autorickshaw, both the vehicles fell in a well — about 10 meters away from the road. Rescue operation was immediately launched and cranes were deployed to pull up the bus and the autorickshaw.