All passengers' kin will get compensation: Minister

All passengers' kin will get compensation: Minister

Addressing a press conference at the Deputy Commissioner’s Officer here on Monday, he said that the Air India has been directed to provide all necessary arrangements for the families of victims. Compensation and insurance amount will be paid to the deserved legal heirs as per procedure after verifying their emigration, passport, citizenship and other documents.

Compensation and insurance will be paid even if the victims’ passports are lost in the crash, Muniyappa said adding that the officials will inquire the details using passport number and address.  He said that the department will give Rs 25,000 as an award to its trackman N Syed Bilal Maravoor, who had helped three aircrash survivers to reach the hospital.

Advocates for victims

Air India has appointed the Mulla and Mulla Associates, Mumbai, as the advocates to help victims’ families in legal matters with regard to the compensation and insurance claims, said Air India CMD Aravind Jadav.

He said that families of both survivors and dead can avail the service of the agency to claim their compensation and insurance.  The agency has been asked to post all details regarding compensation and insurance in their website, he added.

Talking about the insurance, Jadav said that the maximum amount of insurance available to the kin of victims cannot be disclosed at the moment as the amount may vary from person to person. Surveyors of the insurance agency will check thoroughly the age, job, financial background, social status and other details of the victim before finalising the insurance amount, he explained.  He assured that the Air India will appoint one co-ordinator each for all families of victims to help them in the process of compensation and insurance claims.

Jobs to survivors

Jadav assured that Air India will provide jobs to those, who are injured in the aircrash, if they are not willing to go back to Dubai. The National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL) will take care of those survivors, in case they need job in India, he added.

First caller

Mohammed Sameer of Maravoor was the first person to inform police control room at 6.02 am on Saturday, the very minute the mishap occurred. Speaking to media persons, City Police Commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh said that the information given by Mohammed Sameer of Maravoor at 6.02 am helped the police to reach the spot within 30 - 40 minutes and start their work immediately.

“While, Sameer had called the Control Room at 6.02, Bajpe Police called him back at 6.04. After identifying the spot, the police team rushed to the spot. I spoke to Sameer and also spoke to Joel Pratap D’Souza, who is a survivor in the mishap. I got more details about the incident from D’Souza,” Singh said thanking villagers for their co-operation and help in taking the dead bodies to the hospital from the wreckage.

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