Maharashtra CM announces aid for victims of Bandra fire

Last Updated: Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 16:51

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday announced an aid of Rs 25,000 for each family affected in the fire in the Garib Nagar slums here on
Friday.

"I sympathise with 1,300 families who lost their houses in the fire. The victims would get Rs 25,000 per family from the Chief Minister`s fund, over and above the help announced by the state government," Chavan told reporters here after visiting the site.
A committee under Chief Secretary Ratnakar Gaikwad would be set up to ensure that proper compensation is given to the victims, he said.

A major fire in the slum in suburban Bandra had left 21 people injured and rendered over 2,000 people homeless.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 16:51

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