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Defence Min Rajnath to assess cyclone damages in TN tomorrow

Defence Min Rajnath to assess cyclone damages in TN tomorrow

Chennai, Dec 7 (UNI) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will arrive in Chennai
on Friday to assess the damages caused by the unprecedented rains in the
wake of Cyclone Michaung that caused extensive damages to roads and other
infra facilities in Tamil Nadu.
Official sources said Mr Rajnath will make an aerial survey of the flood affected
areas for an hour from noon..
Later, he is scheduled to meet Chief Minister M.K.Stalin to discuss the damages
and the relief operations undertaken by the government.
During the meeting, the Chief Minister was expected to hand over a petition
seeking an interim relief from the Centre for relief works.
It may be recalled that Mr Stalin wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday
seeking release of an immediate interim relief of Rs 5,060 crore to undertake in
flood affected areas of the State and also urged him to depute a Central team to
estimate the damages.
He also said that works on estimated the damges has started and after preparing a
detailed report it would be sent to the Centre seeking additional assistance.
As per the directions of Mr Stalin, the DMK MPs also raised the issue in Parliament
seeking allocation of immediate relief as sought by the state government.
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