CM Yogi cancels Balrampur tour, reaches Kanpur to check on accident victims
Lucknow/Kanpur: Cancelling his scheduled Balrampur visit, the Chief Minister on Sunday reached the Kanpur Hallet Hospital to inquire about the well-being of the injured persons. The CM expressed his grief over the accident and gave instructions to the Health Department’s officials and doctors for the necessary care for the injured.
Addressing the media, the Chief Minister said that he was here with the Speaker of the Assembly to express condolences to the families who have lost their members in the accident.
Stating that the government has run several awareness programmes from time to time to prevent such accidents, the CM also said that the President, Prime Minister and Home Minister have all expressed their grief over the tragic road mishap.
“Rs 2 lakh is being given to the kin of those who died in this accident and Rs 50,000 to the injured. Following the final rites, this sum will be given to the deceased’s kin.”
Yogi Adityanath further remarked: “I have given instructions to the officials of the Transport Department to see to it that tractors, trolleys and trucks, which are meant for transportation of goods and agriculture purposes, are not used for public transport. We will also run an awareness campaign in this regard for the public.”
The CM added that he has also directed the Home Department, Transport Department and all other departments on how to prevent road accidents.
“It is deeply saddening, and both the Central and State governments stand by the families who have lost their loved ones in this tragic accident. But we must also raise awareness to prevent such accidents in future.”
CM Yogi also visited Kortha village where he met the families of those who lost their lives in the accident. While comforting the family members, CM Yogi assured of providing all possible assistance to them. He was accompanied by other authorities, including Assembly Speaker Satish Mahana.
On October 1, about 50 residents of Kortha village in Kanpur district visited Chandrika Devi temple in Fatehpur in a tractor-trolley. The accident occurred when the tractor trolley overturned and fell into a pond near Ghatampur area on their way back.