Andhra CM urges Modi to al­lo­cate Rs 1200 crore

The Free Press Journal - - NATION -

AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Min­is­ter Chan­drababu Naidu on Satur­day wrote a let­ter to Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi re­quest­ing him to re­lease an in­terim re­lief of Rs 1200 crore for the dam­ages caused to the life, prop­erty and in­fras­truc­ture in the state due to cy­clone Titli.

Naidu sought fi­nan­cial re­lief say­ing that the dev­as­tat­ing cy­clone, which hit North Coastal Andhra Pradesh on Oc­to­ber 11, has badly dam­aged the in­fras­truc­ture and de­railed nor­mal life in the re­gion es­pe­cially in Srikaku­lam and Viziana­garam dis­tricts of the state.

“The se­vere cy­clonic storm Titli has hit Srikaku­lam and Viziana­garam dis­tricts in the early hours of Oc­to­ber 10 with a wind speed gust­ing up to 165 kilo­me­tres, cou­pled with high ve­loc­ity winds and heavy rain­fall rang­ing from 10 cen­time­tres to 43 cen­time­tres in dif­fer­ent parts of th­ese dis­tricts. The cy­clone Titli has dev­as­tated th­ese dis­tricts and left huge dam­ages to prop­er­ties, agri­cul­ture and hor­ti­cul­ture crops, houses and in­fras­truc­ture re­sult­ing in deep distress and mis­ery to the peo­ple of th­ese dis­tricts,” the let­ter said.

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