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Cyclone Gaza: Railway Ministry extends free transportation of relief material to affected areas

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

has decided to extend of relief material to affected areas by 15 days from January 8 in solidarity with the people of affected by Cyclone 'Gaja'.

"In solidarity with the people of affected by Cyclone 'Gaja', Railways has decided to extend the of relief material to affected areas by 15 days," wrote on his handle on Wednesday.

A letter issued by the Ministry stressed that the consignor for such booking shall only be the or in whose jurisdiction the dispatching and receiving station is situated.

Earlier on December 31, the (HLC) chaired by approved additional assistance of Rs 1,146.12 crore from the Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) to Tamil Nadu, which was affected by cyclone 'Gaja' recently.

The had also released assistance of Rs 353.70 crore from the (SDRF) as an interim relief to the state on December 3.

Arun Jaitley, for Agriculture and of are the members of the HLC.

At least 46 people were killed after the Cyclone 'Gaja' hit 12 districts of and parts of in November 2018. The storm also caused widespread damage to property and livestock.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 17:10 IST
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