IN PHOTOS: CM Shinde meets family of deceased in Palghar soil cave in, hands over compensation

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde on Sunday handed over a compensation cheque of Rs 50 lakh to the kin of Rakesh Yadav, an excavator operator who was buried in the Palghar soil cave in, an official statement said. Pics/CMO

Updated On: 2024-06-23 05:19 PM IST

Compiled by : Asif Ali Sayed

CM Shinde with the family of the deceased on Sunday. Pic/CMO

The collapse of a tunnel being built as part of a water supply project reported face soil cave in leading to the death of the labourer, the officials said

The incident had took place last month on May 29 night. When the work was under progress near Versova bridge in Sasun Navghar village in Palghar

The incident took place at a site of the upcoming Surya project that aims to divert water for drinking purposes to the Mira-Bhayander area

A massive search operation involving the National Disaster Response Force, the Army's Military Engineering Services, Coast Guard, local fire brigades and other outfits specialising in such tasks was underway for 17 days. The aim now is to retrieve Yadav's remains, the official added

CM Eknath Shinde handed over the cheque of Rs 50 lakh to the deceased labourer's wife Sushila, his father Balchandra Yadav, children Rishu and Pari and others at the CM's residence

The Rs 50 lakh comprises of Rs 35 lakh from Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), which owns the project, and Rs 15 lakh from L&T, the main construction contractor, the official said, adding that Rakesh's brother Durgesh has been offered a job with the private firm

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