Tamil Nadu

Homage paid to victims

TNSTC employees paying homage to killed crew in Tirunelveli on Saturday.

TNSTC employees paying homage to killed crew in Tirunelveli on Saturday.  

Carrying candles in the early hours of Saturday, over 250 workers of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation here paid homage in front of the depot at Vannarpet to eight crew who were killed in the TNSTC resting room roof collapse at Poraiyar depot in Nagapattinam district on Friday.

The workers said the State should give adequate compensation ₹10 lakh each to the families of the crew who were killed in the accident. It should take care of the education of the deceased crew’s children and give employment to a family member.

Above all, the government should inspect all the TNSTC buildings and remove dilapidated structures. Adequate funds should be earmarked for repairing all recently built buildings of the TNSTC and the State Express Transport Corporation, especially the resting rooms.

TNSTC crew affiliated to CPI (M)-backed CITU, CPI’s AITUC, DMK-backed Thozhilaalar Munnetra Sangam and Congress-backed Indian National Trade Union Congress participated in the silent candle-light homage.

A letter from the Editor


Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jun 1, 2020 2:20:49 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/homage-paid-to-victims/article19900340.ece

Next Story