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New Delhi : Railways ministry has decided to revise the amounts of compensation payable in respect of death and injuries to the passengers in accidents and untoward incidents. In the revised compensation rules, the amount in all the categories  have been doubled with respect to the existing amounts.

This has been done by amending “The Railway Accidents and Untoward Incidents (Compensation) Rules, 1990”. The new amended rules are being now referred to as “The Railway Accidents and Untoward Incidents (Compensation) Rules, 2016”. As per the revised Compensation Rules, compensation in case of death has been doubled from Rs 4 lakh to Rs 8 lakh. The new rules will come into effect from January 1, 2017, according to a PIB release

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