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         Posted on :11:41:46 Aug 11, 2018
       Last edited on:20:32:03 Aug 11, 2018
         Tags: flood,CM , Wayanad, Bathery

KALPETTA: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his team who are visiting flood affected areas have reached Wayanad. CM and his team landed at Sulthan Bathery at 10:10 am. Many leaders including minister Kadakampally Surendran were waiting for them. Meantime, CM could not visit disaster affected areas of Idukki as his helicopter could not land there due to bad weather. The six member team led by CM started their journey from Sanghumugham air force technical area at 7:45 am. They were supposed to land at Kattappana government college ground. However, they went directly to Wayanad as it was informed that landing at Idukki was not possible due to bad weather. The disruption was caused by heavy snow and slight rain. Though the CM could not participate, an evaluation meeting was held in Kattappana under the leadership of minister M M Mani. Minister K Raju and Roshy Augustine MLA participated in the meeting.

CM and his team are evaluating the disaster relief activities after landing at Sulthan Bathery. They are also visiting the relief camps. They will go to Kozhikode later. The team will head to Kochi at 4:45 pm and will leave back to Thiruvananthapuram at 6:30 pm after evaluating the disaster relief activities. Though it was initially planned to visit six places affected by the rain, it was reduced to three places due to bad weather. Revenure minister E Chandrasekharan, opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala, chief secretary Tom Jose and DGP Loknath Behra are accompanying the chief minister.

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