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2018 Amritsar train tragedy victims’ kin see a ray of hope for future

GS Paul

Press Reporter News Service

Amritsar, March 2

Over two years after the tragic incident when a DMU (diesel a number of unit) practice had mowed down a crowd standing on the rail tracks close to Jaura railway crossing Golden Avenue to observe the Dussehra festivities, a ray of hope has emerged for the victims’ households after the state Cupboard’s approval to supply jobs to the following of victims’ kin.

Members of the family of victims, who died in a practice tragedy on October 19, 2018, go to the Golden Temple after Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh determined to offer jobs to members of the family, in Amritsar, on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. PTI

At the very least 59 folks had misplaced their lives, with one nonetheless unidentified, and over 70 others had been left injured within the incident occurred on October 19, 2018. Former Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s spouse and ex-MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu was chief visitor on the occasion, which was organised by a detailed aide of Sidhu and native chief, Mithu Madan.

An FIR was registered at police station GRP, Amritsar, in opposition to unidentified folks. Nevertheless, no arrests had been made. Later, a departmental motion was taken in opposition to two civic officers for negligence in performing their duties.

The Centre and state governments had given an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh and Rs 5 lakh, respectively, but the affected members of the family weren’t comfortable as this quantity might hardly safe their future.

The state authorities’s assurance of job to the 34 eligible members of the family as per their qualification has introduced some solace to them. Just a few circumstances had been rejected on account of household disputes or non eligibility.

Deepak, who had misplaced his father Virender and uncle Pawan, believed that now the state authorities wouldn’t take lengthy to soak up the affected households in authorities departments. “It’s already been fairly late for the federal government to reply. I believe, when the Cupboard has authorised different formalities should not take extra time earlier than offering jobs ‘truly’. We had been dejected lot after the detached perspective of Sidhu couple, who by no means lived as much as their phrases of supporting the households, however now some ray of hope has emerged,” he stated.

He instructed that 37 recordsdata had been submitted with the Workplace of Deputy Commissioner and three circumstances had been rejected.

Mukesh Kumar who misplaced his 19-year-old son was comfortable that now his daughter would handle the household after getting the job. “I work as a labourer. My daughter who had accomplished +2 would now be household’s assist,” he stated.

Equally, Joginder who work as a driver had misplaced his son within the tragedy, however was comfortable that his one other son Sandeep Singh, who has accomplished his engineering, could get a job.

Sandeep stated, “I’ve carried out civil engineering and was already trying to find a job. It could be an ideal aid if I get the job as I share the accountability of my two single sisters.”

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