Mamata to make aerial survey of Bulbul hit areas on Monday



West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will make an aerial survey of the severe cyclone Bulbul hit areas around Namkhana and Bakkhali in South 24 Parganas district on Monday, she announced on twitter.

Banerjee said due to the storm, she has decided to postpone her trip to North Bengal in the coming week.

"Instead, tomorrow (Monday) I would make an aerial survey of the affected areas around Namkhana and Bakkhali," the chief minister posted on her twitter handle.

Later, she would hold a meeting at Kakdwip with the South 24 Parganas district administration to "review relief and rehabilitation measures" of the cyclone-affected people.

Banerjee said she was also planning to visit the cyclone-affected areas of Basirhat in North 24-Parganas district on Wednesday.

Bulbul crossed the Bengal coast close to Sundarban Dhanchi forest between 8.30 p.m. and 11.30 p.m. on Saturday leaving behind a trail of destruction in North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore districts.

Seven loss of lives, including five in Basirhat sub-division, has been reported so far.IANS