Indian Army deploys 5 columns to assist West Bengal after Cyclone Amphan wreaks havoc


Kolkata: Five columns of the Indian Army on Saturday (May 23, 2020) had been deployed in West Bengal to help in restoration after Cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc within the state. The Indian Army was deployed after the West Bengal authorities on Saturday known as for his or her assist for quick restoration of the important infrastructure and providers within the state.

Several groups then hit the streets and cleared main roads in Kolkata. Uprooted timber had blocked and minimize off main roads within the metropolis for the final 4 days. 

The Army groups had been deployed to Tollygunge, Ballygunge, Rajarhat/New Town, Diamond Harbour and Behala. The Army carried their very own gear like JCB, cranes, and cutters.

An NDRF group additionally assisted the Army columns. They labored in South Kolkata and cleared main roads. 

According to the newest stories, the demise toll in West Bengal as a result of devastating cyclone stands at 86. Out of the 86 deaths — 22 had been electrocuted, 27 after being hit by uprooted timber, 21 in a wall collapse, 7 in a home collapse, three drowned, 1 was bitten by a snake, three because of cardiac arrest and a couple of from the uprooted lamp put up.

Earlier on Saturday, the Finance Ministry, subsequent to MHA’s advice, launched Rs 1000 crore and Rs 500 crore ‘on account basis’ from NDRMF to West Bengal and Odisha respectively. 

The workplace of Nirmala Sithraman additionally stated that additional help could be given after a go to by Inter-Ministerial Central Teams (IMCTs) to the affected states and consideration of their stories.