The Andhra Pradesh Government has given ex gratia cheques to the survivors and families of those who died in a train collision. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy visited the injured passengers in the hospital and promised to help them. After the accident, the Chief Minister instructed officials to give Rs 10 lakh to each family of the deceased and Rs 2 lakh to each injured person from the state. The families of the deceased and injured people from other states would receive Rs 2 lakh and Rs 50,000 respectively.
District Collector S Nagalakshmi and Zilla Parishad chairman M Srinivasa Rao handed out cheques totaling Rs 2.62 crore to survivors of the train accident. The families of the 13 deceased received Rs 10 lakh each, while those with severe injuries received the same amount. Ten survivors received cheques for Rs 5 lakh, and the remaining survivors received Rs 2 lakh.
Initially, Chief Minister YS Jagan announced Rs 10 lakh for families of the deceased and Rs 2 lakh for the injured. However, during his visit to the hospital, he learned about the difficulties faced by the survivors and increased the ex gratia amount. Those who were disabled in the accident would receive Rs 10 lakh, and those who would be bedridden for some time would receive Rs 5 lakh.