Puri: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said that his government will make cyclone Fani-ravaged Puri into a word class heritage city.
“I assure the people that we will make Puri into a World class heritage city”, the Chief Minister said during his visit to the pilgrim district today.
Naveen said that he is deeply saddened by damage caused to Puri.
The CM said, “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”, the CM added.
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, he added.
The Odisha CM also appealed to everyone to cooperate in this humangous task as the State Government is almost re-electrifying Puri District.
Announcing relief package for the Fani-affected people in the district, Naveen said that 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, the CM added.