Govt asks states to handle damage to highways from cyclone

Government on Saturday directed Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal to be prepared to handle the anticipated damage to the national highways from cyclone Phailin.

PTI| Updated: Oct 12, 2013, 23:22 PM IST

New Delhi: Government on Saturday directed Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal to be prepared to handle the anticipated damage to the national highways from cyclone Phailin.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has put the NHAI officials in these states on alert.

Regional Officers and Project Directors of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in Odisha, AP, and West Bengal should to be in full readiness to counter the damage to the national highways, an official statement said.
The ministry directed them to take up all repairs immediately to keep the highways in traffic worthy condition.
A control room is being set up to monitor the situation closely, the statement added.