Prime Minister Narendra Modi who landed at Bhavnagar in the morning from Delhi on Wednesday carried out an aerial survey of Una, Diu, Jafrabad, and Mahuva in Gujarat following cyclone Tauktae.
He is also likely to visit Diu to take stock of the situation. Modi will later carry out a review meeting in Ahmedabad with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
“PM Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat on Wednesday to conduct an aerial survey of the areas of Amreli, Gir Somnath, and Bhavnagar districts hit by Cyclone Tauktae. The PM will also hold a review meeting with CM Vijay Rupani and top officials of the State later in Ahmedabad”, Gujarat CMO said in a tweet.
PM Shri @narendramodi conducts an aerial survey of the areas in the highest affected Bhavnagar, Gir Somnath & Amreli districts, along with CM Shri @vijayrupanibjp and senior bureaucrats, to take stock of the devastation caused by the #CycloneTauktae pic.twitter.com/go9ILwjFDj
— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) May 19, 2021
So far 45 people across 12 districts have been killed due to cyclone ‘Tauktae’ of which 15 fatalities were in Amreli, one of the worst affected districts in Saurashtra. Cyclone Tauktae made landfall in Gujarat on Tuesday early morning.
PM Modi visit: Survey of Tauktae destruction on
The state has announced that it will carry out a survey of the destruction caused by Tauktae from Wednesday onwards and will provide help to those affected in the form of cash doles and others as per the norms.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that restoration and relief work is being carried out on a war footing and footing in affected districts of the state. The administration is looking to restore normalcy within a day or two.
Of the 425 COVID COVID hospitals in the state, 122 were in the affected districts of which 83 suffered power outages. But prior planning for generators and others helped ensure that the power supply continued.
In all 5,951 villages suffered power outages of which 2,101 villages saw power being restored. The state has also held a meeting with mobile companies to ensure that communication lines are restored by Wednesday.
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