The Indian Railways on Monday doubled the compensation amount in case of death during accidents w.e.f. from January 1, 2017. The Indian Railways has doubled the compensation for those killed/ injured in rail accident with effect from January 1, 2017,’ Ministry of Railways spokesperson Anil Saxena said.
Till now, in case of rail accidents, the family members of deceased used to get Rs. 4 lakh as compensation. But as per the new rules to be implemented from January 1, 2017, the new compensation amount will be Rs 8 lakh. The ministry has done so by amending the Railways Accidents and Untoward Incidents (Compensation) Rules, 1990, which were last amended in 1997.