The effect of Cyclone Yas can be clearly seen in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. (PTI file photo)
Cyclone Yaas in West Bengal: The central team will directly reach the South 24 Parganas district and visit the storm-affected areas there.
Kolkata. A seven-member central team will reach West Bengal on a three-day visit on Sunday to take stock of the damage caused by cyclonic storm ‘Yas’. A senior official gave this information on Saturday.
An inter-ministerial team led by Joint Secretary in the Union Home Ministry SK Shahi will first reach South 24 Parganas district on Sunday to take stock of the damage caused by the storm. After that the next day he will go to Purba Medinipur.
According to the official, the central team will visit the storm-affected areas for three days and assess the damage and after that it can return to Delhi on June 9. He said that after reaching Bengal on Sunday morning, the central team will directly reach South 24 Parganas district and visit the storm-affected areas there. There will also be a meeting with the officials.
“On Monday, the central team will visit Digha and Mandarmani in Purba Medinipur, where officials will make a presentation on the damage caused by Cyclone Yas,” the senior official said. According to government sources, the inter-ministerial team is also likely to hold a meeting with officials of the state finance department during its three-day visit. Significantly, on May 26, cyclonic storm Yas caused huge destruction in the coastal areas of Odisha and Bengal.