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Ministerial team visits flood-hit areas in city

The three-member team will submit a report on the findings of the visit to the Cabinet on Wednesday.

Published: 10th January 2012 11:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:12 PM   |  A+A-

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The Ministerial team at Jagathy on Tuesday | Express

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:The Ministerial team at Jagathy on Tuesday | express A three-member Ministerial team on Tuesday visited the places in the city which had borne the brunt of the flash floods that followed heavy rains on the night of December 30.

The cabinet sub-committee team, consisting of Revenue Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, PWD Minister V K Ebrahim Kunju and Transport Minister V S Sivakumar, visited the flash flood- affected areas in Jagathy, Killipalam and Maruthankuzhi.

The team will submit a report on the findings of the visit to the Cabinet on Wednesday.

According to the district administration officials, the Ministers had visited select places in the three wards as part of assessing the damage caused by the flash floods.

‘’There were many places in the list, but the three places were selected as they had suffered the most. A draft report has been prepared on the steps to be taken immediately in these affected areas which will be submitted to the Cabinet on Wednesday morning,’’ said District Collector K N Satheesh.

In Jagathy, the team visited Karaikadu, the Jagathy School and the waiting shed. In Maruthankuzhy, the team was accompanied by MLA K Muraleedharan also.

Apart from Killipalam, the team visited the Chalai School nearby, which was drowned on the rainy day.

On December 31, many low-lying areas in the city, slums and those on the banks of Killi and Karamana Rivers were completely inundated.  

The death of Adithyan, a three-year-old, and his father Kalesh had cast a gloom over the city as it ushered in the new year the very next day.

 In Jagathy, two official camps and numerous tents were put up to house the families who had to leave their water-logged houses. The city had received 18 cm of rain that day, affecting 500 families.

As many as 48 houses were partially damaged and three completely destroyed.



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