The insurance coverage for passengers traveling on Pakistan Railways (PR) has been extended from Rs. 1.5 million to Rs. 2.5 million.
The most recent news from the media indicates that the families of the passengers who were killed in the recent train tragedy will receive Rs. 2.5 million as compensation. In the case that the employee becomes disabled, the insurance coverage would be increased to Rs. 300,000.
PR and the State Life Insurance Corporation have both signed an agreement to raise the amount of insurance that would be provided. At the signing ceremony, Minister for Railways Khawaja Safiq Rafiq took part in the event through the use of a video link.
The minister gave instructions to PR executives to go to the homes of passengers who had perished in the Nawabshah disaster in order to determine who the appropriate recipients of the insurance would be.
He issued orders for the prompt distribution of cheques to the homes of the disabled and the departed in a timely manner. Additionally, he gave orders for the victims to be reimbursed in the comfort of their own homes.
The derailment of the Hazara Express occurred roughly 275 kilometers outside of Karachi and caused the catastrophe. A significant number of people were killed and injured as a result of the derailment of around ten trains, which was reported in the news.