GAIL (India) Limited has handed over Rs 3.89 crore to the Andhra Pradesh Government to disburse compensation to the kin of the dead and to the victims in the recent pipeline blast incident at Tatipaka near Amalapuram in East Godavari district. The disbursement of compensation will happen on Monday.
Nineteen people were killed and 19 injured in the accident. While the kin of the deceased will get Rs 20 lakh each and the injured Rs 50,000, those with permanent disabilities will get Rs 5 lakh each. Pending the outcome of the enquiry set up both by the Government as well as the company, two senior officials in-charge of the regional operations and maintenance of the pipeline network have been suspended by the firm.
Read the Hindu Business Line news report here.