Sunday, August 19, 2007

Modi visits flood-affected areas.

Sibte Husain Bukhari

Junagadh, August 11: Taking stock of the flood situation, Chief Minister Narendra Modi visited Junagadh on Saturday afternoon and chaired a meeting with senior district officials at Keshod Airport. The Chief Minister later flew in an ESSAR company chopper to make an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas of the district, said officials. Modi also issued necessary instructions and assured everyone by saying “things will be normal in a week.”

Sources said Modi made aerial survey of Malia, Veraval and Sutrapada taluka’s villages of Kajli, Dabhor, Amarapur, Dhamlej, Talala city and Gir forest. He also flew over Kamleshwar dam near Sasan-Gir and Hiran, Saraswati and Dewaka river streamside villages.

Junagadh Collector Ashwini Kumar said that Modi was briefed about the flood situation and of the action taken by authorities to restore normalcy in the region.


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