TN goes to AP’s rescue

Updated - May 23, 2016 03:49 pm IST

Published - October 13, 2014 03:42 pm IST - Chennai

Coming to the rescue of cyclone-hit Andhra Pradesh, the Tamil Nadu government on Monday decided to supply equipment for electricity distribution and send a team of officials of the State Highways Department to the neighbouring State, besides providing Rs. five crore.

After chairing a meeting of senior Ministers and officials on the topic of rendering help to the neighbouring State, Chief Minister O. Pannerselvam, in a statement, said the amount would be released from the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund. Following a request made by his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu for the power equipment, Tamil Nadu would despatch immediately 100 transformers, 5,000 power poles and 10,000 insulators. To clear obstacles on roads in the cyclone-affected areas, a team of engineers, road inspectors and road workers would be sent.

The statement recalled that his predecessor, Jayalalithaa, while in power, had (in early September) given Rs. five crore to Jammu and Kashmir, which was ravaged by floods and landslide.

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