CM reviews flood-affected areas; Idukki visit aborted due to bad weather
Thiruvananthapuram: A team led by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has begun the visit to flood- affected areas of the state on Saturday. But they could not visit Idukki as the helicopter could not land at the place due to bad weather. Later they moved to Wayanad.
The team started their journey in a helicopter around 7.45 in the morning from Shankumugham air force technical area.
Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala, Revenue minister E Chandrasekharan, Chief secretary Tom Jose, DGP Lokanath Behera and Revenue department secretary PH Kurian are accompanying the chief minister.
Earlier, it was reported that the team will visit three districts Idukki, Wayanad and Ernakulam that are mostly affected in the natural calamity. But they failed to land in Kattappana Govt. College ground in Idukki due to bad weather. Hence, the visit to Idukki was suspended. The team will survey Wayanad and Ernakulam districts.
Though the team planned to visit six places, later it reduced as three due to bad weather.
In Wayanad, Chief Minister and his team will review the situations at Sulthan Bathery and Panamaram. After filling fuel in helicopter at Kozhikode, they will fly to Ernakulam.