Patna: Family members of passengers thronged at Patna Railway station after Indore – Rajendra Nagar express train derailed near Kanpur early Sunday morning.
People were seen queued up near the help desk created at the railway station to gather information about their relatives who were travelling on the ill-fated train.
According to a worried relative of one such passenger, “The officer here has not been able to give out any information about my brother who was on that train. I have been asked to wait till messages from Kanpur arrive”.
Meanwhile, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed grief on the accident. The Chief Minister has also directed state disaster management department to open additional counters at Patna railway station to provide detailed information to family members of those who were travelling on the ill-fated train.
“Officials have been giving information to those who were travelling on the train and we have also made arrangements to provide accommodation to those who want to visit the accident site to meet their relatives”, Danapur DRM RK Jha said.
Reservation chart available at railway Station here shows that 71 passengers from Patna were travelling in Air Conditioned bogies and 161 people had reserved their berths in sleeper coaches. The train was scheduled to arrive at Patna Station on Sunday evening.
More than 115 people have died in the accident.