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Make shift helipad set up at Kodiakkarai IAF base after

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

A 'make shift helipad' has been set up at the Indian base at Kodiakarai in district days after it was badly damaged by

IAF officials have set up a 'make shift helipad' at its base in Kodiakarai to ensure movement of relief materials in the region.

"The unit based at Kodiakkarai was badly damaged due to Gaja, which made landfall at Vedaranyam barely 10 kms from its location," an official release said.

The unit was able to stand against the adversity and activate a make shift helipad which not only brought some relief material but also facilitated Raksha Mantri (Defence Minsiter) Nirmala Sitharaman's visit, it said.

The air warriors of the unit Sunday distributed relief materials in Kodiakkarai village.

A total of 1,000 kgs of relief material consisting of rice, wheat flour, salt, noodles, sanitary items and medicines were distributed, it added.

'Gaja' had crossed the coast early on November 16 between and Vedaranyam, about 350 kms from Chennai, leaving a trail of destruction and claiming 63 lives.

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

First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 21:00 IST
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