Parliamentary panel visits Hudhud-hit areas

Updated - November 17, 2021 11:04 am IST

Published - January 11, 2015 12:00 am IST - VISAKHAPATNAM:

Members of the Department Committee on Home Affairs going through a photo exhibition at the airport in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.

Members of the Department Committee on Home Affairs going through a photo exhibition at the airport in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.

Members of Department Related Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs on Saturday inspected the damage caused by Cyclone Hudhud to the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, Simhapuri Colony, Rajiv Smruthi Bhavan and other areas in the city and promised to recommend to the Centre to release appropriate compensation for the losses incurred.

Collector N. Yuvaraj explained the losses suffered by different sectors to the seven-member committee led by P Bhattacharya and showed them a photo exhibition on the damages put up at the Airport. Airport Director Pattabhi explained the damage to the airport and CMD of AP Eastern Power Distribution Company Ltd M.V. Seshagiri Babu gave the details of losses suffered by the power sector.

At the Steel Plant the committee visited the Wire Rod Mill-2 and saw the damage caused by the Cyclone Hudhud to various facilities in the steel plant and sought clarifications from the officials.

A delegation of the Steel Plant Employees Union submitted a memorandum to the delegation and sought the intervention of the MPs to get a tax holiday for the cyclone-affected RINL and exemption from payment of dividend to the government for the year, among others, the union said in a statement issued here.

Reacting to the complaints about not getting compensation raised by residents of Simhapuri Colony the Collector said some who did not have a bank account could not be paid compensation and they would be covered in the third phase of release.

The visiting MPs saw the damage caused to Rajiv Smruthi Bhavan and also went around a photo exhibition put up by the GVMC on the losses suffered by the civic body.

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