BHIWANDI: After five months of Jilani building collapse incident killing 38 people injuring 21, Thane’s Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday handed cheques of Rs 5 lakh each to families of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to each injured.
The compensation amount includes Rs 3 lakh each from Chief Minister Relief Fund and Rs 2 lakh each from Prime Minister Relief Fund.
Meanwhile, in order to prevent such building collapses incidents in future in Bhiwandi, Shinde assured that a cluster scheme will be implemented in Bhiwandi on the lines of Thane city. Shinde also instructed civic officials to submit a proposal within three months.
During distribution of cheques to victim’s family in Thane collector office Shinde said that this is a very serious issue in Bhiwandi where many such building have collapsed. Shinde said that the cluster scheme will also be implemented at war level in Bhiwandi so that Jilani building collapses does not happen again.
At program Samajwadi Party’s MLA Raees Sheikh assured Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde that a proposal regarding Bhiwandi cluster would be submitted to the government in the next three months.
One September 21 last year, 38 people were killed and 21 injured after Jilani building at Patel compound in Bhiwandi collapsed. The building collapse was highest toll due to a building collapse in Bhiwandi.