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Asit Takes Amphan Call

Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy on Tuesday asserted that the State Government was in all readiness to face the challenge likely to be posed by extremely severe cyclone ‘Amphan’ in State.

The Chief Secretary’s assertion came during a discussion he had with Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba.

Additional Chief Secretary Disaster Management and Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena and  Principal Secretary Home Sanjeev Chopra were present during the discussion, officials here said.

They said 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.

Mr.Tripathy appraised that the evacuation of people from vulnerable area would be completed by Tuesday and manpower and equipment were moved to strategic points for immediate restoration of road and power communication from both sides.

He said diesel generator sets have been hired to keep the water supply uninterrupted while the telecom companies told to keep DG sets for un-interrupted tele-communication.

Truck mounted telecom towers kept ready for any eventuality, Mr.Tripathy informed Mr.Gauba adding, cyclone shelters have been readied with necessary equipment.

The officials said that the Cabinet Secretary assured all assistance to State government for countering the effects of the cyclone and directed different central departments to stay in touch with State departments.

Mr.Jena said that in addition to PRI and local administration, the State Government was also using local based alert system (LBAS) and self-broadcasting system for extending our outreach to people without creating panic among them
 


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