KULLU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia of two lakh rupees each for the families of those killed in the Banjar bus accident.
Financial help of 50,000 rupees has also been sanctioned for each of the injured in the accident.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has extended gratitude to the prime minister for providing financial help to the accident victims.
Earlier, the district administration too had given Rs 50,000 each to next of kin of the deceased.
An official spokesperson said that the ex-gratia was sanctioned out of the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF). An overloaded private bus had fallen into a deep gorge near Banjar in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district on June 20 in which about 45 persons were killed and 33 were injured.