Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy today held a review meeting on the Vizag gas leakage accident for the second consecutive time in as many days.
The Chief Secretary of the state Neelam Sawhney, Visakhapatnam district Collector Vinay Chand and Visakhapatnam Police Commissioner R K Meena took part in the review through video conference.
Vinay Chand told the CM that the administration had taken all possible precautions to prevent further loss of life in the tragic incident, and that the situation was under control now.
The Chief Secretary told the CM that 60% of the poisonous chemical substance present in the tanker had been polymerised, and that the polymerisation of the remaining 40% would also be completed in the next two days.
She also told the CM that all the tanks in the LG Polymers factory were safe now.
She added that the high-power committee headed by the Special Chief Secretary of the state Neera Kumar Prasad would visit Vizag and launch an inquiry into the issue.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM asked the officials to complete their inquiry into the issue at the earliest and come up with a comprehensive strategy and a standard operating procedure to prevent such incidents in the future.
He also asked them to identify the factories located amidst residential areas and shift them.
Reddy also instructed the officials to take steps for the payment of the Rs 1 crore ex-gratia announced by him to the family members of those who had died in the incident.
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