Victims of fire in Qutub Road shanties get financial relief
The Delhi government on Sunday gave cheques of Rs 25,000 to each of the 197 residents of shanties at Qutub Road in old city area, which were gutted in a fire on November 7. Environment and food supplies minister Imran Hussain handed over the cheques to the victims at the relief camp in the area.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Hussain had inspected the incident spot on the night of the fire and had directed to provide immediate relief for the victims.
The divisional commissioner and district magistrate concerned were directed to ensure maximum ex gratia of Rs 25,000 per shanty. While distributing cheques, Hussain thanked the revenue department for setting up tents and providing food, water, blankets to the fire victims.