Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday morning left for West Bengal to take stock of the situation in the wake of cyclone Amphan. He would later in the day visit Odisha.
Mr. Modi will conduct aerial surveys and take part in review meetings in the two States, where aspects of relief and rehabilitation will be discussed.
Chief ministers Mamata Banerjee and Naveen Patnaik would join him during the aerial survey in their respective States.
An elderly woman tries to salvage her house that collapsed during Cyclone Amphan, in North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, on Thursday.
This photo provided by the Indian Red Cross Society shows a villager standing outside his damaged house after Cyclone Amphan, the equivalent of a category 3 hurricane, hit the area in Bhadrak district of Odisha, India, on Thursday.
An uprooted tree in the Nilhat House complex on the Dalhousie road in Kolkata on Thursday morning.
Milkmen wade through a flooded road after Cyclone Amphan, in North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal, on Thursday.
A tree fell during cyclone Amphan, in Tollygunge area of Kolkata on Thursday morning.
An uprooted tree in Tollygunge area of Kolkata on Thursday morning.
Locals clearing an uprooted tree from the Ranaghat-Krishnagar state highway road, in the aftermath of super cyclone Amphan, near Taherpur in Nadia, West Bengal, on Thursday.
An uprooted tree near Writers’ Building at Dalhousie area in Kolkata on Thursday morning.
Cyclone Amphan has left as many as 77 people dead and thousands homeless in West Bengal, battering several parts of the state and washing away bridges and swamping low-lying areas.
It also wreaked havoc in Odisha, damaging power and telecom infrastructure in several coastal districts.
The extremely severe cyclonic storm has weakened and moved to Bangladesh, the IMD said.
This is the Mr. Modi’s first visit outside the national capital after the coronavirus-induced lockdown was imposed on the midnight of March 24.