After the tragic Kamala Building fire that broke out in Mumbai’s Tardeo on Januaryy 22, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner Iqbal Chahal has constituted an inquiry committee to probe the incident.
The committee will be headed by the BMC deputy commissioner. Chahal also directed the committee to submit a report within 15 days.
At least six died and 23 were injured in the major fire incident on Saturday that erupted around 7:28 am in Sachinam Heights building, a ground plus 20-storey structure located opposite Bhatia Hospital at Gowalia Tank when many of its residents were still asleep, the BMC had said.
Expressing grief over the tragedy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the family members of each deceased from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF), and Rs 50,000 each will be provided to the injured.
Maharashtra Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray, who is also the guardian minister of Mumbai suburban district, visited the site and said the state government will provide a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family members of each deceased.
(With inputs from agencies)