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WB conducting Darjeeling landslide damage assessment

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said the state government was conducting an assessment of the landslide-battered districts and the report would be sent to the Centre.
"Assessment of Darjeeling landslide damage is being carried out and the same will be sent to the Centre," Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat 'Nabanna' .
She said the Rapti Khola Bridge in Darjeeling district and a 10.1-km-long road connecting Siliguri and Mirik was likely to be opened temporarily from Sunday evening.
Stating that Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) chief Bimal Gurung had called her to provide an update on the disaster, Banerjee said, "Along with GTA all have to work together for the sake of the people there (in Darjeeling hills)."
Two Public Health Engineering department officers had been sent for quick restoration of water supply, she added.
Referring to Centre's help, she said "A lot is being said but not done."
The Centre has so far given a grant of Rs 500 crore to Kashmir when the damage in the northernmost state in last year's flood was assessed to be Rs 45,000 crore, she said.(PTI)

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