The Government alloted petrol pump and CNG outlet dealerships to families of those police and NSG personnel who fell in the line of duty in Mumbai’s terror attacks,besides setting up an education fund for their children.
Petroleum Minister Murli Deora awarded 18 allotment papers to families of NSG commandos Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan and Gajendra Singh,police personnel Tukaram Ombale and Maruti Kamte,ATS chief Hemant Karkare,Mumbai Police Inspector Vijay Salaskar and Additional Commissioner of Police,Ashok Kamte among others.
Major Unnikrishnan’s father,however,told reporters after the function that he will give the dealership away to the Army. “I have got enough… I would give it to the army.”
The land for the retail outlets will be given by the state government.
Of the alloted outlets,land for four petrol pumps and four CNG stations is within the city. The remaining 10 retail outlets are outside the city but within Maharashtra.
Kavita Karkare,the widow of Hemant Karkare,and Vijay Salaskar’s wife and daughter too attended the function.
Deora told the gathering that the government has set up a committee for creation of a fund that will look after the education needs of the children of the slain security personnel.
The government has appointed HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh as head of this committee. “The fund is to the tune of Rs 3-4 crore,” the minister said.
GAIL India awarded a cheque of Rs 20 crore as part of its corporate social responsibility to Cama Hospital,one of the sites targeted by terrorists,to upgrade its cancer treatment department.
“Earlier,the state had given Rs 20 crore to JJ Hospital for repair and construction work,” Deora said.