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PM Modi Conducts Aerial Survey Of Cyclone-Hit West Bengal

Kolkata: West Bengal on Friday didn’t see two political adversaries, however leaders working collectively. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Bengal to take inventory of the path of destruction left behind by extreme cyclonic storm Amphan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar got here to obtain him together with the senior state BJP management.

Modi and Banerjee then collectively performed an aerial survey of the areas affected by Amphan, stated to be the strongest tremendous cyclone to have made landfall within the Bay of Bengal space since 1999. They flew over the areas which have been submerged in water attributable to incessant rainfall.

Modi later introduced a Rs 1,000 crore aid package deal for the cyclone-hit state, saying the nation stood with Bengal on this hour of disaster.

The Prime Minister additionally stated {that a} Central authorities group will quickly go to West Bengal and conduct an in depth survey of the losses attributable to the cyclone.

Amphan made its landfall in West Bengal on Wednesday afternoon and precipitated extreme damages in varied components of the state with a wind pace starting from 155 to 185 kmph, accompanied by heavy rainfall. At the very least 80 folks have misplaced their lives as a result of extreme cyclonic storm, as per sources.

On Thursday, Banerjee had stated, “I would request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come and visit the affected areas,” including that she had by no means witnessed such a extreme cyclone in her complete life.

Earlier, the Prime Minister had tweeted: “Have been seeing visuals from West Bengal on the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan. In this challenging hour, the entire nation stands in solidarity with West Bengal. Praying for the well-being of the people of the state. Efforts are on to ensure normalcy.”

Modi will now take off for Odisha, which has additionally been badly hit by the cyclone.

In the meantime, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday expressed solidarity with cyclone-hit West Bengal and Odisha and provided assist to the chief ministers of the 2 states.

The extraordinarily extreme cyclonic storm left not less than 77 folks lifeless in West Bengal and rendered 1000’s homeless. It additionally wreaked havoc in Odisha, damaging energy and telecom infrastructure in a number of coastal districts

In a tweet, Kejriwal stated, “Dear @MamataOfficial didi, on behalf of the people of Delhi, I extend our full support and solidarity with you and the people of West Bengal in the wake of the destruction caused by #CycloneAmphan. Kindly let us know if we could help in any manner in this hour of crisis”.

In one other tweet, Kejriwal additionally expressed solidarity with Odisha and provided assist to the state chief minister Naveen Patnaik.

(With Company Inputs)

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