Amit Shah conducts aerial survey of flood-hit Karnataka, Maharashtra

Shah arrived by a special aircraft from Chennai at the Sambra airport in Belagavi and conducted the survey of some of the affected areas on board an Army helicopter.

Published: 11th August 2019 08:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th August 2019 08:57 PM   |  A+A-

Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah conducts aerial survey of the flood affected areas in Karnataka, Maharashtra. (Photo | Twitter)

By PTI

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU/MUMBAI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah carried out an aerial survey of the flood-affected Belagavi district of Karnataka, and Sangli and Kolhapur districts in Maharashtra on Sunday, officials said.

Shah arrived by a special aircraft from Chennai at the Sambra airport in Belagavi and conducted the survey of some of the affected areas on board an Army helicopter, official sources said.

He was accompanied by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, Union ministers Pralhad Joshi and Suresh Angadi, Rajya Sabha member Prabhakar Kore and Hukkeri BJP MLA Umesh Katti.

The home minister also did an aerial survey of flood-hit areas in Sangli and Kolhapur districts in Maharashtra.

He was briefed by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis about the current flood situation and the measures undertaken in the southwestern part of the state.

"Did an aerial survey of the flood affected areas of Belagavi (Karnataka) and Kolhapur & Sangli (Maharashtra)," Shah tweeted.

"Also held a meeting with senior officials to review the relief operations."

Union Home minister Amit Shah conduct aerial survey of flood-affected areas
on Sunday. (Photo | Twitter)

The home minister added that the central and both the state governments were totally committed to helping the people in distress.

At least 40 people have died and over 3.78 lakh have been evacuated after heavy rains and release of a large amount of water from various dams resulted in unprecedented floods in Kolhapur and Sangli.

Pune, Satara and Solapur districts were also affected by the floods.

In Karnataka, 31 people have lost their lives and more than four lakh were displaced in the floods that affected 80 'talukas' in 17 districts.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp