July 2, 2015
WB CM takes stock of relief operations in landslide affected locations of the Hills
West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee visited the relief camps in the landslide affected locations of the Darjeeling district.
She handed over cheques of Rs 4 lakh to the families of the victims.
It took six hours for the Chief Minister to reach the locations, which usually takes an hour, as the roads were in extreme bad condition after the rain and landslide.
The State Government has also set up three community kitchens for the landslide affected villagers.
She visited the relief camp in Sukhiapokhri and took stock of the relief operations.
The Chief Minister said that the State has written to the Centre so that the Geological Survey of India (GSI) performs a special survey of Mirik.
The West Bengal Chief Minister said on Twitter:
It has been a long road journey. Now am minutes away from the most affected location of the landslide.
Earlier handed over cheques of Rs 4 lakh each to families of some victims. Life is too precious.
After visiting the affected areas the West Bengal Chief said on Twitter:
Visited the spot where landslide was worst. Met families of victims and those affected in the area. Handed over more cheques to families.
Distributed relief and visited community centres where affected families are. The 3 community kitchens are open .
Met more people affected there. The Chief Sec, Home Sec, DG Police also visited.