Mamata visits gutted Kolkata slum, promises to rebuild shantiesPTI | Kolkata | Updated: 14-01-2021 21:35 IST | Created: 14-01-2021 21:31 IST
The chief minister sought a quick report fromofficials concerned on the cause of the fire, a seniorgovernment officer said.
During her visit, Banerjee said that affected peoplewill be provided with food and shelter till their shantieswere rebuilt.
She promised each family five kg of rice, lentils,vegetables and milk for children.
She asked state minister and local MLA Shashi Panja toensure that an adequate number of blankets are provided tothem.
Leaders of other political parties also visited thearea since morning and spoke with the affected people.
Meanwhile, forensic experts went to the gutted slumand collected samples from there as part of the investigationto find out the cause of the fire.
A portion of the 'Sarada Maayer Bari' (house of MaaSarada, the spiritual consort of Ramakrishna Paramhansa) hasalso been damaged in the blaze.
''We have also have collected samples from insideSarada Mayer Bari. All these samples will be sent forexamination to find out what went wrong,'' a senior officer ofthe Kolkata Police's forensic team said.
The police are also planning to acquire CCTV footagefrom the area.
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