Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday called a special meeting to monitor the flood situation in the state due to torrential rains. The meeting held at Nabanna was attended by top officials of the state government including DG of Bengal police.
Mamata has issued a set of instruction to tackle the flood situation in the state. Vast swaths of South Bengal have been flooded due to incessant rain. Heavy rain has also been predicted by the MeT department due to cyclonic storm ‘Komen’.
The CM had cut short her London tour and returned to Kolkata on Thursday. She met Bengal police DG and State Home Secretary at the airport and issued instruction to dispatch relief material to the affected parts in the state.
Mamata on Thursday had urged the people not to panic and assured that enough measures have been taken to tackle the situation. She had also issued the emergency help line number 1070 on the day. So far 26, 000 people hacve been evacuated to safe areas, the CM added.