Bhubaneswar: In the aftermath of extremely severe cyclonic storm FANI that has hit hard on Odisha yesterday and left behind a trail of destructions, all efforts of the State Administration are on to restore normalcy as early as possible.
Soon after the high level review meeting chaired by the Chief Minister at the State Secretariat here, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi informed media, “Puri and Khurda have suffered big damage to infrastructure and private property. We’re trying to restore normalcy soon.”
He added, “You all know that big trees and kutcha (non-concrete) houses at all the places have got damaged. Whatever standing Rabi crop as well as horticulture crop, coconut trees, etc were there, they have also got damaged.”
Claiming that all major roads have been restored, he informed that efforts are on to restore all the arterial roads.
“ODRAF teams, Fire personnel, NDRF are cooperating with us to cut the uprooted trees in a bid to clear the obstructed roads,” he stated.
The SRC also stated, “We are making arrangements for water supply by using generator sets. We had requested the general public in urban areas to keep their overhead water tank full. As the tanks are full, they will be in use till the normalcy is restored.”
“Cyclone has now gone away to Bangladesh. There is no more possibility of cyclone here in Odisha. Evacuated people are in the relief centres. In some of the districts, the people have started going back to their homes after the cyclone for house repairing work,” he further stated.