West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to visit Khadikul village in Purba Medinipur district on Saturday to speak to the family members of those killed in a blast at an illegal firecracker manufacturing unit, besides taking stock of the situation, a senior official said.
After her visit, the Trinamool Congress supremo will attend the party's mass outreach programme 'Trinamool-e naba-jowar' (new wave in Trinamool) at Salboni in Paschim Medinipur district, where party MP Abhishek Banerjee will also be present, he added.
"The CM will be travelling to Egra to meet the relatives of the 12 people killed in the blast as well as those injured," the official said.
The district administration has already set up a temporary helipad at Alipur in the district, a couple of kilometres from Khadikul, as the West Bengal CM is scheduled to fly in a chopper, he said.
Security measures have been tightened in the area, he said.
Asked whether Banerjee will be handing over compensation cheques to the family members of those deceased, the official said, "No such programme has been fixed." The West Bengal government has announced a compensation of Rs 2.5 lakh for those killed and Rs 1 lakh for the injured in the May 16 blast. PTI SCH ACD ACD
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