Initiation to weigh up situation post calamity

Initiation to weigh up situation post calamity

ITANAGAR, Mar 30: Following a cyclonic storm that crippled the state capital and its adjacent areas last evening, State BJP vice president Tame Phassang visited the affected areas of Naharalgun and Itanagar today along with other Party leaders.

He also contributed cash amount from his own end, as immediate relief for the affected families.

While interacting with the media, Phassang said that by visiting both the affected areas of Naharlagun and Itanagar it has been learnt that more than two thousand families have been affected due to the natural catastrophe.

“I being the party vice president and a denizen of Itanagar Assembly constituency appeal the state government as well Chief Minister Pema Khandu to take immediate necessary measures for the affected people,” he stated.

Phassang also requested the concerned department to take proper assessment of properties lost in the heavy storm and disseminate the required relief amount as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, reports on damage caused by the strong storm to public and private properties are pouring in from various parts of capital complex. Rajiv Gandhi Govt Polytechnic, the lone govt run technical institute of Itanagar has suffered major damages. The electric supply to the institute has been disrupted and multiple damages inflicted on infrastructures of the institute.

Several trees which were uprooted blocked the main road that leads to the campus. Also electric high tension wire fell down on the road. The roof of both girls and boys hostels were ripped apart by the stormy wind. The hostels were flooded with rain water. This has forced the students to leave hostel and arrange temporary accommodation in their friends and relatives houses.

Also, the main academic block has suffered heavy damages. Almost all the windows of the building have been broken and the glass wall at the main entrance is also completely damaged. Further, the thunderstorm inflicted damage on faculty and staff quarters and temporary sheds.

In the meantime, RGGP lecturer cum campus in-charge Joram Arun has appealed to the concerned authorities to look into the matter and to initiate relief measures at the earliest.

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