Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Governor Arif Mohammad Khan will visit Pettimudi today. The two will reach Munnar by helicopter. The Opposition and the BJP had criticized the Chief Minister for not visiting Pettimudi days after the tragedy.
Nine o’clock in the morning, the Chief Minister and the Governor also from Thiruvananthapuram and Pettimuti go to. Get off the helicopter at Anachal in Munnar and from there go to the accident site. Travel will also take into account the weather. According to government sources, the trip will be postponed due to inclement weather.
Five lakh rupees were announced for the dependents of the deceased. Apart from this, the cabinet has also decided to ensure the rehabilitation of the victims of the Pettimudi tragedy. The package will include housing, employment, and children’s education for the dependents of the deceased. The government has decided to bear the entire medical expenses of those injured in the tragedy. There are indications that this may be announced during the Chief Minister’s visit.
The Opposition had criticized the Chief Minister for not reaching Pettimudi the day after the Karipur plane crash and for discriminating in the amount of financial assistance. However, the CM explained that he did not visit the area immediately after the accident due to weather problems and progress in rescue operations.