New Delhi: 22 May 2020 Prime Minister Narendra Modi this afternoon undertook an aerial survey of the areas in West Bengal ravaged by Cyclone Amphan that has killed 80. PM Modi was accompanied by Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on the helicopter.
Ms Banerjee and Governor Dhankhar had received the Prime Minister at the airport in Kolkata shortly before 11 am.
All three – the Prime Minister, the Chief Minister and the Governor – were seen in face masks as they took stock of the situation and looked down at the cyclone-hit areas from their helicopter.
The cyclone swept through several parts of Bengal, including capital Kolkata on Wednesday, leaving behind a trail of destruction, with thousands of homes damaged, and trees and electric poles uprooted.
This is PM Modi’s first travel outside Delhi in nearly three months as he remained in Delhi because of the nationwide lockdown necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic.