Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan Suspends 4 Officers After Bus Tragedy In State
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday evening suspended the Regional Transport Officer (RTO) of Sidhi district and three officers of the MP Street Growth Company (MPRDC) after 51 individuals misplaced their lives in a bus accident.
“I’m suspending MPRDC’s divisional supervisor, AGM and supervisor,” Mr Chouhan informed reporters at Sidhi on Wednesday evening.
“Sixty-two passengers have been touring in a 32-seater bus. Who was accountable for this? So the involved RTO can be being suspended. Motion will probably be taken in opposition to others who’re accountable for the incident too,” he added.
The accident occurred on Tuesday morning close to Patna village, 80 km from the Sidhi district headquarters, when a bus heading from Sidhi to Satna fell right into a canal which is a part of the Bansagar dam undertaking.
The numbers of deaths went as much as 51 with the restoration of 4 extra our bodies on Wednesday.
Mr Chouhan met bereaved households of victims throughout the day and provided condolences moreover handing over cheques of monetary help of Rs seven lakh.
He reached Rampur Naikin at round 2 pm and met the relations of Atharv Gupta and Vimala Dwivedi who misplaced their lives within the accident. He additionally visited Churhat, Pachokhar, Padariya, Kukdijhar, Budhraha and another villages to fulfill the household of those that died.
In line with sources stated the 38-seater bus — 32-seater by some accounts — had diverted from its permitted path to keep away from visitors jams and unhealthy roads.
Bus driver Balendu Vishwakarma, who has been detained, claimed whereas chatting with reporters that he heard an odd sound earlier than the bus plunged into the water.
“The bus left at 5.30 am from Sidhi and reached the accident web site at round 7.30 am. I heard a sound earlier than it skidded into the canal,” he stated.
He was apprehended on Wednesday morning from adjoining Satna district.
Requested in regards to the variety of passengers inside, he stated he did not rely, however the quantity ought to be round 55.
The bus was 32-seater, he stated. He was rescued by some folks and reached Satna after strolling a ways and taking one other bus, he stated.