The compensation amount for such claims ranges from Rs 32,000 to a maximum of Rs 4 lakh per victim.
Railways plans to launch the service in Oct-Nov; the project is expected to find a mention in Rail Budget.
On the huge backlog of projects, Gowda said his priority would be the projects that are currently under way but he would review the ones which were sanctioned on paper but haven’t taken off yet.
The Railways Ministry has maintained that since almost all these lines are financially unremunerative, it would want the operational losses to be reimbursed by the government.
The law ministry had objected to the creation of an all-powerful body by executive order.
A railway panel has proposed waterless urinals; idea awaits Rly Board approval
Acute fund constraints is holding up railway works across the country
Having seen four changes in 14 months,the coveted post of Railways Minister became the most volatile ministerial berth in UPA-II
During the 2009 LS polls,when Bansal won from Chandigarh,his nephew was his election agent
The celebrations among the city unit of the Congress over local MP Pawan Bansal getting charge of the Railways Ministry continued,with some leaders travelling all the way to Delhi to meet and congratulate him,while other ministers held meetings in Chandigarh itself.
* To move a proposal for separate diesel and electric loco PPPs
BJP General Secretary said Sunday’s accident was result of lack of long term planning by ministry.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assumed the charge of the Railways Ministry last month after Mamata Banerjee took over the reins of home state,West Bengal,as the Chief Minister.
Lifting the veil of mystery over its pilot project to introduce a Super AC Class in trains,the Railways Ministry has directed the Rail Coach Factory.
Less than two weeks since the charge of the Railways Ministry came to him,following Mamata Banerjees taking over as the Chief Minister of West Bengal.