NEW DELHI Metro Rail News): On Thursday morning, a section of the boundary wall at the Gokulpuri metro station in Delhi collapsed, resulting in one fatality and four injuries.
As per the latest development, a 53-year-old man died trapped under the debris of the collapsed portion. The deceased was identified as Vinod Kumar by police, a resident of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony in the nearby Karawal Nagar area. Kumar was on his scooter when he came under the debris of the collapsed wall of the elevated station platform.
Reaction of DMRC
Meanwhile, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has ordered the suspension of two officials in the Gokulpuri Metro Station collapse incident.
“In modification of the earlier announcement on payment of ex-gratia to the injured, DMRC has now 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,” a tweet by DMRC said.
Operations on the Pink Line
To ensure precaution, train services along the short route from Maujpur to Shiv Vihar are currently operating on a single line due to a section of the track towards the Up platform at Gokulpuri station being closed temporarily. However, train services on the remainder of the Pink Line are running as usual.
The metro station has been shut down as of now. An inspection of the metro stations by a team of experts remains pending before the repair work can be done. Further, a case will be registered under the applicable sections of the law regarding this matter.
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