Salute to Mumbaikars spirit!
July 12, 2006
A day after a series of bomb blasts rocked the city, Mumbai is back to normal. Trains on the Central line, Western line, Harbour line were on time. People are all set to go to office and resumed work as if nothing happened.
The Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil, who visited the Mumbai blast sites and some hospitals, said that the Mumbai police is investigating Tuesday’s attacks but have found no clues so far. He also said that 183 persons lost their lives in these blasts and 714 were injured.
Out of 183 dead, 123 have already been identified and 72 have been handed over to their relatives for conducting last rites, he said.
“The railway ministry has decided to give Rs 5 lakh to the families of the victims and a suitable job to one person in the family. All the treatment expenses would be met by the railway ministry even in cases of private hospitals. Most of the injured will also be compensated. The state government has also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 1 lakh each to the family of the victim,” he said.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address the nation at 8 pm in the wake of serial blasts set off by terrorists in Mumbai on Tuesday.He is also likely to visit Mumbai later this week, the sources said.