Kolkata: Families of 29 dead in the AMRI
hospital fire on Monday received Rs three lakh each as
from the Kolkata police, a top police official said.
Families of the other dead in the December nine fire
disaster would receive an identical amount as compensation in
phases after verification of documents, city police
commissioner R K Pachnanda said.
Many of those receiving the cheques from the police
commissioner at the city police headquarters at Lalbazar in
the central part of the city broke down.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today held a meeting
with the police department officials, where it was decided to
establish six new fire stations at Burrabazar, Garia, Parama
Island and Tiljala.
Pachnanda, who was present at the meeting told
reporters that the chief minister had asked the police to be
`more pro-active` in dealing with the situation.
Burrabazar and Tiljala and Kasba have been rated the
most fire-prone commercial zones in the city.
Teams from the Calcutta Municipal Corporation and the
fire service department will visit these areas at regular
intervals to check if traders are complying with fire safety
Mamata also told the police to be vigilant against
illicit liquor dens, hooch sold from where killed more than
170 people in South 24-Parganas district last month.