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MoCA advises all airlines not to increase fares after Odisha train accident

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the accident site on Saturday to take stock of the situation. During this, he was accompanied by Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: In view of the train accident in Balasore, Odisha, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has issued an advisory regarding Bhubaneswar and other airports in Odisha. This advisory has been issued regarding rent. He has asked to monitor any unnecessary hike in air fares. Actually, 261 people have died in the train accident and more than 900 are injured, who are undergoing treatment in the hospitals of the district. At the same time, the rescue operation has been completed and work is being done to clear the track.

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According to the information, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has issued an advisory to the airlines to monitor any abnormal increase in air fares to and from Bhubaneswar. Along with this, the ministry has also warned that if such action is found then necessary action will be taken. On the other hand, action can be taken without any panel charges for cancellation and rescheduling of the flight due to the accident.

Here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the accident site on Saturday to take stock of the situation. During this, he was accompanied by Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Earlier in the day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also visited the spot and spoke to the officials. PM Modi promised strict action against anyone found guilty. PM has also met the injured by going to the hospital.

According to media reports, a railway official says that the engine driver and guard of two trains were injured in the train accident and their treatment is going on in different hospitals. The engine driver and guard of the goods train narrowly escaped. The loco pilot and his assistant as well as the guard of the Coromandel Express and the guard of the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express are on the injured list.

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