Puri: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik takes stock of the Cyclone Fani restoration works at Puri in presence of Chief Secretary, concerned minister & secretary, collector & SP.
Puri Town, Nimapara & Konark NACs to get power from tonight in a phased manner; 2.5 litre Kerosene will be provided free to each family every 10 days till power restoration says CM Naveen Patnaik after reviewing post Cyclone Fani relief and restoration works in Puri.
Full text of statement of CM Naveen Patnaik at Puri: “I am deeply saddened by damage caused to Puri. I assure the people that we will make Puri into a World class heritage city. Puri district gets its electricity sourced through three lines all of which were badly damaged. With thousands of workers, working day and night on a war footing basis — one line is getting restored to Puri today. My deepest condolences to the family of Sri Mangaraj Rao who sacrificed his life while working on this, yesterday. With this one line restoration Power Supply to start in Puri town, Nimapara NAC and Konark NAC from tonight in a Phased manner. With so many uprooted trees safety is an important aspect of power restoration. I appeal to everyone to cooperate in this humangous task as we are almost re-electrifying Puri District. Kerosene Oil at the rate of 2.5 litres per family will be made available free of cost every 10 days in the affected areas till restoration of power is completed. Rice at the rate of 50 Kg. per family will be made available for all non Ration Card holders also. House Building damage and other assessment as per Relief Code has been started and will be completed within a week. 10 Lakh Candles will be available in next few days for free distribution. For next two months Sanitary Napkins will be supplied free of cost to all.”