Mumbai, 18 July 2022: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has expressed deep grief over the bus accident that occurred where a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus fell into the Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh this morning. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has directed the MSRT Corporation to pay ten lakh rupees each to the relatives of the deceased passengers.
Early this morning, an MSRTC bus headed from Indore to Amalner plunged into the Narmada river from the river bridge between Khalghat and Thikri in Madhya Pradesh.
The Chief Minister has directed the Jalgaon District Collector to carry out rescue work efficiently while maintaining proper coordination with the district administration in Madhya Pradesh for immediate treatment being administered to the injured. As soon as news of the accident came to light, the Chief Minister immediately communicated with the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chavan and requested the Khargone and Dhar district administrations in Madhya Pradesh to plan necessary assistance to the accident victims.
Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has also issued instructions to Maharashtra’s Chief Secretary Manukumar Srivastava and Managing Director of MSRTC Shekhar Channe regarding the accident and directed them to provide all necessary assistance to rescued passengers immediately. The Chief Minister also gave instructions for the retrieval of the bodies from the river and handing them over to their relatives after following due procedure. The Chief Minister himself is monitoring the relief work.
The Jalgaon Collector has also informed the Chief Minister that a control room has been set up by the Jalgaon Collectorate regarding this accident. The control room numbers are (0257)-2223180 and (0257)-2217193.