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Shinde meets residents of SRA building which caught fire, announces Rs 50,000 assistance to each family

Seven people, including two minors, were killed and more than 60 people injured after a fire swept through the Jay Bhavani building in the early hours of October 6

PTI Mumbai Published 08.10.23, 09:33 AM
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde visits the site after a fire broke out in a residential building at Goregaon area, in Mumbai, Friday, Oct. 6, 2023

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde visits the site after a fire broke out in a residential building at Goregaon area, in Mumbai, Friday, Oct. 6, 2023 PTI

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has announced an assistance of Rs 50,000 for every family living in a Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) building here which caught fire two days back.

Residents of the building, located in Mumbai's Goregaon area, met CM Shinde on Saturday.

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Seven people, including two minors, were killed and more than 60 people injured after a fire swept through the Jay Bhavani building in the early hours of Friday.

Shinde announced an assistance of Rs 50,000 for every family living in the building, an official statement said.

He also directed officials that SRA buildings should have iron stairs as emergency exit.

The medical expenses of the injured persons seeking treatment in private hospitals will be paid by the Chief Minister Medical Assistance Cell, the statement said.

Shinde also directed officials to conduct structural and fire audits of the building, and give it a facelift.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation commissioner directed officials to start water supply to the building immediately.

Some reports earlier said the building had no water supply.

On Friday, Shinde announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the kin of each of the deceased.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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