Guwahati: CM Sarma visits Pandu fire site, provides Ex-Gratia to affected families


Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday met the families whose residences were burnt down to ashes in the massive fire in Guwahati’s Pandu area.

Taking stock of the situation at Pandu, CM Sarma provided financial assistance and distributed food and other essential commodities to the families who were victims of the unfortunate incident.

Taking to Twitter CM Sarma wrote, “Visited Pandu Port area where a devastating fire yesterday gutted several houses. While empathising with the victims, also handed over ₹25,000 to each affected family as a preliminary grant. Assured them to provide GI sheets for reconstruction of their houses.”

It may be mentioned that, at least eight houses were reduced to ashes in Pandu after a massive fire broke out at a residential area on Thursday morning. 

According to reports, four cylinders also exploded as a result of the fire.

Fortunately, no casualty or injury was reported. 

Properties worth lakhs were destroyed in the massive fire.