Sisodia hands over Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia to workers killed in Kondli STP incident

New Delhi, April 7 : Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday visited the family of victims died in Kondli STP mishap and handed over a compensation check of Rs 10 lakh. Sisodia expressed sorrow over the incident and also assured a government job to the next of kin in Delhi Jal Board (DJB). Stating the Kondli mishap as an extremely distressing and painful incident, he promised investigation on priority and also ensured strictest p shment for the guilty. Two sanitation workers died on March 30 after they went down a pit of a Delhi Jal Board sewage treatment plant in Kondli to repair a mechanical part. The victim Yashdev was a resident of Biharipur, Delhi and Nitesh belonged to Bulandshahr in UP. “The void left behind in the families of Nitesh and Yashdev cannot be filled up by any compensation amount but the government will do everything to support their families. We will provide jobs to a member in each family in order to help them regain the track of their lives. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal directed me to personally meet with the families of the victims and asked me to ensure that they should not face any problem in getting the compensation,” he said. “The death of the victims is a very painful incident. The government is getting the whole Kondli STP accident investigated. Strictest action will be taken against the culprits. The Delhi Government has made very stringent rules and regulations for cleaning of sewers, but sometimes contractors violate the rules and take the labourers into the sewer without following the safety guidelines. The Delhi Government will make sure that no such incident is repeated in future,” he added. ASH GK

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