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  Metros   Delhi  03 Dec 2017  Kamla market fire relief hiked

Kamla market fire relief hiked

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Published : Dec 3, 2017, 1:41 am IST
Updated : Dec 3, 2017, 1:41 am IST

The government will soon amend the policy to raise the amount of compensation from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10 lakh, a government spokesperson said.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday visited Kamla Market where a major fire broke out in October and ordered enhanced compensation to the affected shopkeepers.

The government will soon amend the policy to raise the amount of compensation from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10 lakh, a government spokesperson said.

“Ordered enhanced compensation to affected shopkeepers. Will amend the policy to provide higher compensation to shopkeepers affected by such incidents in the future,” Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.

The shopkeepers and those suffering such calamities in future would get Rs 10 lakh (or 50 per cent of the total losses – whichever is less) as compensation, the spokesperson added.

The Delhi chief minister  Arvind Kejriwal has asked the officials to speed up the process of changing the relief policy to enhance the assistance amount.

In the incident, nearly 60 shops and godowns were gutted in the fire in central Delhi’s Kamla Market on October 23. However, no causalities were reported.

The Delhi police had said that the market had shops selling coolers and their spare parts.

Goods worth lakhs of rupees were gutted in the fire incident.

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