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Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot Asks DMRC To Set Up Committee To Look Into Gokulpuri Wall Collapse Incident

A 53 year old man died in the incident, hence his family will receive Rs 25 lakh in compensation announced the DMRC.

Gokulpuri Wall Collapse

Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot asks DMRC to look into the matter

According to Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot, the Delhi government ordered the DMRC to appoint an expert committee to investigate the wall collapse incident at the Gokulpuri metro station, which resulted in a man’s death and four injuries.

Gokulpuri wall collapse claimed life of a 53-year-old

According to police, a section of the Gokulpuri metro station on the Pink Line in northeast Delhi collapsed on Thursday, killing a 53-year-old man. The man was on his scooter when the wall of the elevated platform collapsed and covered him. “I have already told MD, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to constitute a committee of experts to examine the incident from all angles,” Gahlot told PTI.  Later in a post on X, Gahlot called the incident “deeply regrettable”.

Committee of experts to look into the matter

“I’ve instructed @OfficialDMRC to form a Committee of Experts to investigate the matter, with a report due in two weeks, provide ex-gratia compensation within 24 hours and extend full support to the injured & their families for medical treatment,” he said in the post. Gahlot said he has directed the DMRC to constitute a committee of experts which shall inquire into this incident and submit a report within two weeks.

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Compensation announced by DMRC

“The DMRC shall disburse ex-gratia compensation as per rules within 24 hours. All necessary assistance shall be extended to the injured people and their families to ensure proper medical treatment,” read the order. The man’s family will receive Rs 25 lakh in compensation, according to the DMRC, for his death in the incident. It said that the DMRC had announced Rs 5 lakh for the severely injured and Rs 1 lakh for those who had only minor wounds. Due to the incident, it also suspended two of its officials.