Mayor for Rs 1 cr compensation to kin of DTC accident victims

The incident took place around 12.30 am near the Madhuban Chowk underpass. Praveen Khanna

The incident took place around 12.30 am near the Madhuban Chowk underpass. Praveen Khanna

As per the police, Pramod Kumar, the bus driver, halted the bus and requested the passengers to de-board. Milind Dumbere, deputy commissioner of police (northwest), confirmed that the truck driver was arrested and the truck impounded.Naresh, who had made the second call to the PCR, said that he tried to pull the truck driver out of his vehicle but he was only half conscious and assured him he would not run away.

More workers were then called in to fix the bus, including Pramod's friend Sunil Kumar, a driver with the DTC.

Mr Sumit and the injured motorcyclist were rushed to a hospital and the DTC sent additional help to fix the snag and manage the traffic. Suddenly we saw a speeding tempo coming on our side of the carriageway.

Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Friday met families of the two Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) employees who were killed in an accident in north-west Delhi. Sunil and Pramod were declared as brought dead while the condition of two is stated to be critical, they added. Police arrested the mini-truck driver. "We are probing if he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident", the DCP said.

North Delhi Mayor Preety Agarwal visited the accident site in Rohini and demanded a compensation of Rs. 1 crore each to the kin of the deceased.

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Addressing a press conference at her office in the Civic Centre, she also said family members of the victims should be offered jobs.

"I met and paid my condolences to the families of the deceased DTC drivers".

The DTC bus, of the Rohini depot 3, had broken down and was being repaired when the incident took place. Sunil and Pramod were severely injured.

According to a senior government official, DTC has been directed to initiate an inquiry into the accident.

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