Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday in Delhi at the interaction programme with Indian badminton team.
“My main motive for visiting Prime Minister modi was to discuss the state’s flood issue,” said Sarma.
Sarma also met with the Chairperson of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) Alka Upadhyay to discuss on issues related to national highways of the state.
“I highlighted the urgent of repairing flood and landslide-damaged NHs as well as completing ongoing initiatives on time”, he said.
Taking to Twitter, Sarma wrote, “We especially discussed the present state of the road from Maibang to Harangajao in Dima Hasao district, including its 6 severely damaged portions. Glad that the NHAI Chairperson assured to open the Jatinga-Harangajao portion of the road by 31st May, 2022.”
“Haflong is experiencing a fuel shortage, an oil companies delivered 6000 litres of petrol and diesel via airlift”, Sarma added.
As per the data, there has been a loss of 18 human lives (13 in Flood and 5 in Landslide) in the first phase of the flood.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has already predicted a wet spell over Northwest and East India from May 21 to May 24 with its peak intensity on Monday (May 23).