Delhi government sets up nine shelters for riot-affected

Ghughuti Bulletin

NEW DELHI: Delhi government would start distributing Rs 25,000 in cash as immediate relief from Saturday to people whose houses were burned in the riots in
northeast Delhi, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday.

Addressing a press conference, the CM said: “The balance cheque will be provided to them after proper assessment is done by PWD. Any NGO, social organizations and individual donors who would like to contribute to our relief and rehabilitation activities can contact the office of DM North East,” he said.

The government has also set up nine shelters for the riot-affected people. On Friday, it started distributing food there. On the treatment of patients currently admitted in government hospitals, Kejriwal said, “We are being contacted by the people regarding their friends and relatives admitted for serious injuries in government hospitals, but not getting proper treatment due to huge crowds. Delhi government will assess the situation and, if needed, patients with serious conditions and injuries will be shifted to private hospitals for proper treatmen.”

Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said a compensation form would be issued on behalf of Delhi government. A mobile application will also be developed where citizens can lodge details of the loss of property, loss of vehicles, damage to the business and details of injury and death. The government will ensure quick verification and assessment of the details to provide immediate ex gratia amount of Rs25,000, Sisodia said, adding that the full compensation amount would be provided after 2-3 days.

Kejriwal said the government had appointed 18 magistrates and four night magistrates to assist in the relief work. “Night magistrates can coordinate relief and rehabilitation activities in any emergent situation at any time, along with measures like fixing street lights to ensure the security of residents at night,” he said.

The government was getting support from NGOs and RWAs in providing relief to the riot-affected areas, the chief minister said. He requested people to provide the government with relevant information on anyone needing food or other amenities.

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