July 1, 2015
WB CM to visit north Bengal, to monitor landslide situation in the Hills
West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee has cut short her programmes in the district of Murshidabad and will rush to north Bengal after rain and landslides in Mirik and Kalimpong areas in the Darjeeling district killed more than 10 people.
Under the instructions of the Chief Minister, the State Home Secretary is already in north Bengal and at the locations.
The Chief Minister has urged the tourists in the Hills not to panic and has informed that the State Government will take measures to bring them down to the plains.
The West Bengal Chief Minister said that she was monitoring the situation and will rush to north Bengal after her scheduled programmes in Murshidabad.
The people have been killed in landslides triggered by heavy rains in Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong sub-divisions of Darjeeling district since last night.
The landslides have caused extensive damage to NH 10 (old NH 55A) and NH 55, cutting off road and telecommunication link to Darjeeling and Sikkim.
The West Bengal Chief Minister on Twitter said:
“Anguished about loss of lives in Mirik/Kalimpong landslides. Home Secretary already in N Bengal
I am monitoring situation closely and will rush there after meet in Murshidabad “