National Insurance Company: National Insurance Co receives 500 claims equivalent to Rs 160 cr post cyclone ‘Amphan’

KOLKATA: National Insurance Company NIC) has received about 500 so far claims corresponding to Rs 160 crore after the destruction caused by cyclone ‘Amphan’ i West Bengal and Odisha, said a senior official.

The majority of the claims come from hard-hit West Bengal and nominees from Odisha, she said, adding that a large part of these has been received from businesses, stores and factories.

“As per original assessment that is still happening, we have received about 500 claims which is equivalent to Rs 160 crore from the insured,” said National Insurance CMD Tajinder Mukherjee.

Requirements related to homes and houses are not so much, the official said.

Mukherjee said coronavirus locking causes some delay, and after virtual inspection, which takes 10 to 15 days, the losses could be reached.

“We will try to settle the claims as soon as possible,” she said.

Private general insurance company ICICI Lombard said the company has received 165 properties and 51 engine claims so far.

Sanjay Dutta, chief (claims, insurance and reinsurance), said the insurer has chalked out a roadmap for quick settlement of claims.

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