Bhubanswar: PM Narendra Modi to be visiting Odisha, West Bengal today to take stock of impact of super Cyclonic Storm AMPHAN .He will conduct aerial surveys and take part in review meetings, where aspects of relief and rehabilitation will be discussed.
Taking cognizance of the massive destruction that the cyclonic storm Amphan has caused in West Bengal and Odisha, PM Modi earlier said that authorities are working on the ground to help, adding that, “no stone will be left unturned in helping the affected.”
A tentative schedule of the Prime Minister’s West and Odisha visit has been accessed. According to it, Modi will arrive at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata’s Dum Dum at about 10:45 AM, following which he will avail of a helicopter to travel to Basirhat for conducting an aerial survey of the areas worst-hit by the cyclone. At 11:20 AM, the Prime Minister will attend a meeting at Basirhat with state government and district officials, following which he will return to the airport for departure. At 1:30 PM, Prime Minister Modi will depart Kolkata for Odisha’s Bhubaneswar.
PM Narendra Modi is likely to arrive at Bhubaneswar airport at around 2,50 pm from where he will conduct aerial survey of cyclone affected areas along with Governor Ganeshi Lal & CM Naveen Patnaik. He is scheduled to hold a review meeting on the situation at around 5 pm in Bhubaneswar & later depart for Delhi at 8.25 pm . Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Sarangi will accompany PM during aerial survey.
Notably, the Prime Minister’s last visit was to Prayagraj and Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh back on February 29. Modi is going on a tour after 83 days (almost three months).