New Delhi: Adding more troubles to the victims of Kanpur train tragedy in which 120 people died and more than 150 were injured, the Railway Ministry on Sunday gave old currency notes as compensation to the sufferers.
According to sources, the notes that were handed mostly in banned currency and the frustrated victims didn’t know what to do with the demonetised notes at a time when millions of the people have been queuing up outside banks and ATMs across the country.
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Journalist Prashant Kumar tweeted, “Shocking: Old 500 notes given to patients who survived the accident. Turning blck money into white? 5000 given. 9*500 (old) notes. 5*100 rs.” (sic)
Victims said that the people who handed them out Rs 5,000 were from the railway ministry.
This came after Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced the ‘exgratia amount of Rs 3.5 lakhs for deceased families; Rs 50,000 for critically injured and compensation of Rs 25,000 for those who sustained minor injuries.