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CM reviews relief, restoration drive in Fani-ravaged Puria

Puri: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today visited cyclone Fani-ravaged Puri and reviewed the ongoing relief and restoration works at the Circuit House here.

The Chief Secretary, Secretaries of several line departments, Puri Collector and SP were present in the CM-led review meeting.

Meanwhile, electricity has been restored at the Jagannath temple while restoration of power supply in Badadanda (Grand Road) will to be done by today evening.

Since Rath Yatra will be observed on July 4, it will be a tough time for the State Government to put power, water supply and basic infrastructure in order. Every year, nearly 10 lakh pilgrims throng Puri during the nine-day annual car festival.

The extremely severe cyclonic storm hit barrelled through the Odisha coast nearby Puri causing massive damage in the pilgrim town.

In Puri district, extensive damages have occurred to ‘kutcha’ houses. As per report received so far 1,89,095 houses damaged in Puri.

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