Kolkata, May 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will shortly make an aerial survey today at Amphan ravaged districts of West Bengal where over 72 people have been killed so far and millions rendered homeless as large areas remained inaccessible still now. " The PM will travel to West Bengal and Odisha to take stock of the situation in the wake of Cyclone Amphan,," a PMO office Tweeter said. " He ( PM) will conduct aerial surveys and take part in review meetings, where aspects of relief and rehabilitation will be discussed," it added.
The PM's aircraft is expected to land around 1030 hours at the Dum Dum airport, which has also suffered extensive damage by the super cyclone, which battered the state for about 4 hours with a wind-speed of nearly 150 kms per hour on Wednesday evening.
After landing at Dum Dum airport, the PM, to be accompanied by Chief Minister Ms Banerjee will board a defence helicopter and make aerial survey of the South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas, the worst affected districts after this city. A special administrative meeting will also be held at Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district where both the PM and CM would take part with the concerned administrations. The PM is visiting the state after Ms Banerjee urged Mr Modi to come and to review the situation. (UNI)