Chennai, June 3 (BPNS)
To carry stranded passengers of the train accident at Odisha, a special train carrying 250 stranded passengers have left from Bhadrak to Chennai. The train that left on Saturday morning will reach Chennai central railway station on Sunday, June 4th.
The Southern Railways will run a special train from Chennai for the family of the victims in the accident. While the Railways have not announced the name of passengers who lost their lives in the accident, the Southern Railway is running a special train to Odisha on Saturday.
The train will depart from Chennai central railway station at 7.20 pm to Bhadrok in Odisha. Southern Railway has requested people whose relatives or friends are in the ill fated train to travel by the special train to Odisha.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin told media persons that the government is in constant touch with the Odisha government regarding rescue and other operations.
While till now there are no indications of anyone from Tamil Nadu losing their lives in the mishap, the state government has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the families of those killed if any.
An amount of Rs 1,00,000 is sanctioned to all those who are injured in the accident.