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UP govt directs all DMs to make proper arrangements for migrants after Auraiya incident

The chief minister also held a high-level meeting to review the action being taken in respect to the Auraiya road accident and said circle officers in charges of the two bordering police stations should be given a strict warning.

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New Delhi: In an unfortunate incident, zs many as 24 labourers were killed and several injured after the truck they were traveling in, collided with another truck in Auraiya on Saturday morning. UP CM called the incident as unfortunate and expressed his condolence to the bereaved families.

“The death of migrant workers/workers in a road accident in Auraiya district is unfortunate and sad. My condolences to the bereaved families of the dead,” Adityanath tweeted.

Ex gratia announced

Adityanath announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to families of the dead migrant workers and Rs 50,000 each for the seriously injured. Adityanath also urged the people not to travel by trucks or any unsafe vehicle. He said orders have been already issued to keep 200 buses at the disposal of district magistrates (DMs) of border districts.

He said funds have also been provided to the DMs to send the migrant labourers back home and the government orders must be followed strictly.

Suspensions of SHOs

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday ordered the suspension of station house officers (SHOs) and sought an explanation from senior police officials in Agra and Mathura after 24 migrant labourers were killed in a road accident Auraiya.

UP govt provides financial aid to over 11 lakh workers amid lockdown

High level meeting

The chief minister also held a high-level meeting to review the action being taken in respect to the Auraiya road accident and said circle officers in charges of the two bordering police stations should be given a strict warning.

Piyush Goyal again urges states to allow Shramik trains

Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday expressed grief over the death of 24 migrant labourers who were killed in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya district and once again urged state governments to give permission for Shramik trains.

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Earlier, Goyal had said that states including West Bengal, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand were not giving permission for enough ‘shramik special’ trains to enter their states. “Deeply saddened by accident in Auraiya, Uttar Pradesh. My condolences to families of deceased and injured persons. Labourers are heading home on trucks which is dangerous. I request all states to give permission for ‘shramik special’ trains, so such incidents can be avoided,” Goyal tweeted in Hindi on Saturday.

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