Gokulpuri Incident: Taking immediate cognizance of unfortunate incident said DMRC’s MD

Gokulpuri Incident: Taking immediate cognizance of unfortunate incident said DMRC’s MD

New Delhi: "Taking immediate cognizance of the unfortunate incident at Gokulpuri", DMRC’s Managing Director, Dr. Vikas Kumar has issued instructions to all the concerned departments in DMRC to conduct vigorous safety checks across the Delhi Metro network.

 

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Incident at Gokulpuri Metro Station

In an incident at the Gokulpuri Metro station on the Pink Line, a section of the station wall collapsed towards the Up Platform at approximately 11:04 AM today, resulting in injuries to five individuals. Regrettably, one of the injured has succumbed to their injuries.

Response and Actions Taken

The injured were promptly transported to the nearest hospital for medical treatment.
The debris on the road was swiftly cleared within an hour of the incident to facilitate uninterrupted traffic flow.
Following the incident, two DMRC officials, including a Manager and a Junior Engineer from the Civil department, have been immediately suspended pending an inquiry.
The Executive Director\Civil\O&M is present at the site to personally assess the situation, accompanied by officials from all relevant departments.

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DMRC Principal Executive Director, Corporate Communications, Anuj Dayal in a release mentioned that, DMRC will pay a compensation of Rs 15 lakhs to the next of kin of the deceased. The officials are at the hospital ensuring all possible assistance to the injured. 

Earlier the ex-gratia has announced to the injured were Rs 50,000 for minor injury and Rs 2.5 lakhs for grievous injury after that DMRC announcement modifiied ex-gratia to the injured, now it is decided to pay Rupees One lakh for minor injury, Five lakhs for grievous injury and an amount of 25 lakhs to the next of kin of the deceased.

All details regarding the incident have been shared with the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS).

As an abundant safety precaution, train services on the small stretch from Maujpur to Shiv Vihar are being run on single line to attend to the fallen portion towards Up platform on Gokulpuri station which has also been temporarily closed. However, train services on the rest of Pink Line are running normally.

DMRC will be further investigating the circumstances leading to this incident to take necessary remedial measures to prevent such unfortunate occurrences in the future.

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