Cyclone Amphan: Evacuation of people to complete today


Bhubaneswar: The evacuation of people from the vulnerable areas would be completed on Tuesday, informed Odisha Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy.

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba discussed with the Chief Secretary along with Additional Chief Secretary and SRC Pradeep Kumar Jena and Home Secretary Sanjiv Chopra on the preparedness of Odisha for ensuing cyclone Amphan.

The issues relating to evacuation of people from vulnerable areas, relief, rescue, storing of essential commodities and immediate restoration of road communication, power connectivity etc were discussed.

Tripathy appraised that manpower and equipment were moved to strategic points for immediate restoration of road and power communication from both sides.

DG sets were hired to keep the water supply uninterrupted. The telecom companies requested to keep DG sets for un-interrupted tele-communication. Truck mounted telecom towers kept ready for any eventuality.

Cyclone shelters made ready with necessary equipments. 

Cabinet Secretary assured of all assistance to State for countering the cyclone.

He directed different central departments to stay in touch with State departments.

Jena appraised, “In addition to PRI and local administration, we are using local based alert system (LBAS) and self broadcasting system for extending our outreach to people without creating panic among them”.