PM Modi speaks to CMs after massive quake, convenes high-level meeting
The Prime Minister has convened a high-level meeting with Ministers & top officials at 3 PM in the wake of the situation arising due to the earthquake. (Source: Express photo by Prem Nath Pandey)
In the wake of the massive earthquake, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to the chief ministers of various states and convened a high-level meeting to take stock of the situation.
The Prime Minister, who is keeping a close watch on the situation, spoke to chief ministers of Bihar, Sikkim, UP and Madhya Pradesh.
“We are in the process of finding more information and are working to reach out to those affected, both at home & in Nepal,” Modi tweeted immediately after the quake whose epicentre was in Nepal and measured 7.9 on the Richter scale.
The Prime Minister has convened a high-level meeting with Ministers & top officials at 3 PM in the wake of the situation arising due to the earthquake.
A strong quake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale shook Nepal and several parts of India, including the national capital, leaving a trail of devastation in the Himalayan nation.
Modi has taken report of the situation in districts of UP and Bihar that are bordering Nepal. He has also spoken to the Sitamarhi MP, the PMO tweeted.
“PM @narendramodi has spoken to Bihar CM Shri @NitishKumarJDU ji in connection with the Earthquake.In the wake of the Earthquake, PM has spoken to Sikkim CM Shri Pawan Chamling,” PMO tweeted.
“Due to the situation, the PM also spoke to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan,” it said in another tweet.
The Prime Minister also spoke to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the situation arising in the wake of the Earthquake, the PMO said.
The tremor was also felt in Manipur. There was no report of casualties or damage to property in the quake, a state official said. The official informed that the quake was felt at 11:40 am.
Tremors were felt in several parts of Odisha too. The intensity in Odisha was about two MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale, about 875 km north-north-west of Bhubaneswar, they said. However, there was no immediate report about injury to anyone or damage to property from any part of the state, officials said.
Source:: Indian Express