Dongri Building Collapse: CM Fadnavis announces compensation, orders inquiry
A day after the tragic collapse of Kesarbhai building in Dongri, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each for the families of the deceased victims.
Expressing grief over the death of people, Fadnavis said Rs 5 lakh would be given to the next of kin of the deceased. Further, Rs 50,000 each would be given as compensation to those injured.
The medical expenses of all the injured will be borne by the Maharashtra government.
“Rs 5 lakh for the next of kins of deceased in Mumbai building collapse incident in Dongri yesterday. And Rs 50,000 for the injured and all medical expenses of the injured will be borne by Government of Maharashtra,” the CM said.
The BMC had classified the century-old structure in the “C1 category” back in 2017, implying that the building was meant “to be evacuated for demolition at the earliest”.
Fadnavis has also ordered an investigation into the incident amid speculation that the residents had approached MHADA for redevelopment earlier, which never materialised.
“We have given permission to redevelop that area. We will know after investigation if the redevelopment initiative was delayed,” he was quoted as saying.
Mumbai Police, meanwhile, has registered an Accidental Death Report (ADR) and launched a separate probe into the incident.
“We will conduct an inquiry to ascertain the causes behind the incident,” said Nishith Mishra, Additional Commissioner of Police, south region, who is supervising the search and rescue operations.