CM appeals people to take precaution as heavy rain hits state

ITANAGAR, Jun 29: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has appealed to the people of the state to take maximum precautions considering the heavy rainfall being witnessed across the state.

“Monsoon has caused massive destruction in the state. I urge people to heed the warning issued by disaster management authorities. People should take precautions,” said Khandu. He said the government will extend all possible help to the districts for damage caused to the infrastructure.

“I assure people that roads will be restored after the rain subsides,” he said.

He also said though the construction of Hollongi airport has been hit hard by the heavy rainfall, the state government is committed to start air service by this year.

The state cabinet that met Wednesday was briefed on the situation on disaster management owing to the recent incessant rains. It directed the department of disaster management to continue to monitor the situation, issue timely advisories through various mediums, evacuate people from all vulnerable locations and provide immediate relief and financial support as per norms immediately.