WB CM to oversee relief ops at Indo-Nepal border


Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee will be present at the Pani Tanki Check Post between India and Nepal today to oversee the passage of truckloads of relief materials from India to Nepal after the devastating earthquake that killed thousands and lakhs of people were left homeless.

The West Bengal Chief Minister had earlier visited Siliguri in North Bengal on last Sunday, April 26, 2015, to take stock of the damages in north Bengal after Saturday’s earthquake. She visited the affected people in Siliguri and Mirik and had said that a rescue team was also being rushed to Nepal. She had also chaired a meeting with the district magistrates of the six north Bengal districts to assess the situation and send relief materials.

The West Bengal Chief Minister will be in Siliguri on May 4 and come back to Kolkata on May 5.

Incidentally, West Bengal, under Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee, had always stood beside the disaster affected States, at the crunch time. Earlier, in September 2011, Ms Mamata Banerjee had undertaken sending of relief materials to the earthquake –affected Sikkim. She had also visited the State. In fact, West Bengal Government was the first to reach relief materials and medical kits to the quake-hit people of Sikkim