Kin of victims of Jamia Nagar fire to be given Rs 10 lakh each: Delhi govt
The Delhi Government on Tuesday approved ex-gratia assistance for the kin of victims who lost their lives in the Mundka fire incident and restaurant fire mishap in Jamia Nagar this year. Despite the best possible efforts from Delhi Fire Services and other supporting agencies, as many as 27 people were killed when a massive blaze ripped through a four-storey commercial building in West Delhi’s Mundka on 13.05.2022. Two people had lost their lives in a fire mishap at a restaurant in Jamia Nagar, said the Delhi government.
At the time of visiting the accident site and while consoling the family of the victims, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced the ex-gratia of Rs 10 lakh each to the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for those injured.
Following that immediate relief Rs One lakh was given to the next of kin of the 27 victims persons by the Delhi Government and rest of the amount was pending as the DNA profiling report was awaited from the Delhi Police, said the Delhi government.
In another such incident, two persons had lost their lives after an Air Conditioner compressor exploded inside a restaurant in Jamia Nagar in April this year. The Delhi government has also approved an ex-gratia relief of Rs 10 lakh to the kin of Rahul Basnet and Vijay Kumar who had lost their lives in that fire mishap. One person who died in the AC compressor blast was identified as Nadeem. Days after the unfortunate incident, in a social media post, Okhla MLA Amanatullah had given a cheque of Rs 10 lakh to Nadeem father at Okhla Head.
Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot said: “Even though the ex-gratia amount cannot compensate for the loss caused to the families, I hope that with this financial assistance from the Delhi Government, the family members will get some help in building their lives ahead. Under the leadership of Kejriwal, the Delhi government always stands by the people in times of distress.”