N.F.Railway offers assistance to flood-affected areas in Assam
Dimapur, July 15 (EMN): In view of ongoing flood situation in Northeast region especially Assam, Ministry of Railways under the guidance of Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu a special meeting was held on July 15 at Railway Board attended by Railway Board members apart from Director General (Health) and Director General (RPF).
After having talks with the Chief Ministers of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, Railway Minister instructed officials to ensure that drinking water supply, food grains, medicines, healthcare facilities and food grain movement for North East should be given priority transportation by railways. He also directed the officials to extend possible assistance in repairing roads so that smooth connectivity may be provided for rescue & relief. He also emphasised upon coordination with the National Disaster Management teams working in Assam. It may be mentioned here that, Additional General Manager of N.F.Railway along with other senior had discussion with the Commissioner and Secretary (Revenue & Disaster Management), Govt. of Assam, yesterday and offered all sorts of help from N.F.Railway including relief and restoration apart from food items, drinking water bottles and cattle feed.