President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed shock over the tragedy on rail tracks in Amritsar.
In a tweet, Mr Kovind said, Indian Railways and local authorities are taking steps to help the affected people.
He extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed extreme sadness over the train accident in Amritsar and said that the tragedy is heart-wrenching.
In a tweet, Mr Modi said, he has asked officials to provide immediate assistance that is required.
The Prime Minister conveyed his deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones and prayed for the injured to recover quickly.