Modi Cabinet meets to review situation

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Gandhinagar, Jul 27 (UNI) A Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Narendra Modi today reviewed the situation arising out of last evening's serial blasts that rocked Ahmedabad city, leaving 37 dead and 132 injured.

State Health Minister Jaynarayan Vyas told UNI that the Cabinet paid homage to the departed souls of the blasts victims and also praised the people of the city and Gujarat for maintaining peace and communal harmony at this critical hour.

The Cabinet also welcomed the Centre's decision to conduct a Army flag march in Ahmedabad city as a confidence building measure, Mr Vyas said.

He said, Mr Modi has also ordered the administration to expedite the procedures to provide compensation of Rs five lakh, announced by the Gujarat government, to the families of those killed in the blast.

Mr Modi has entrusted State Revenue Minister Ms Anandiben Patel to ensure faster disbursement of compensation. He also urged the Minister to pay compensation of Rs 50,000 to those injured at the earliest, Mr Vyas said.

The Cabinet also formed a three-member committee, with Parbat Patel, Maya Kodnani (both Ministers) and Chief Health Secretary Gujarat government, as its members -- to review and guide the administration on health treatments being given to over 100 injured, at the Civil Hospital in Meghaninagar area in Ahmedabad, Mr Vyas said.

Meanwhile, several companies of Central Reserve Police Force have also started patrolling sensitive areas of the walled city.


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