TURA, April 18 - Following the devastating storms across the Garo Hills region, a review meeting to take stock of the situation was held at the Circuit House here today by the Chief Adviser to the Government of Meghalaya and local MLA Thomas A Sangma.
The meeting, attended by officers of all departments concerned, discussed steps to restore normalcy. Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills, Ram Singh also attended the meeting.
The storm on Wednesday has caused a major havoc with power lines in some areas still to be restored. Thousands of people in the region have been affected mostly in the South West and West Garo Hills areas.
During the meeting, North Tura MLA Thomas A Sangma asked the officials of the districts to assess the extent of damage caused by the thunderstorm and the measures undertaken to restore normalcy.
He also directed the district administrations to prepare reports and send it to the government at the earliest so as to speed up the process related to release of funds.
The DC of WGH, Ram Singh, informed that about 161 villages, seven public properties and about 1,975 people have been affected by the cyclonic storm.
Additional Chief Engineer, MeECL, Tura informed that the electricity poles and wires were badly damaged in almost all the districts of Garo Hills and that restoration work is in progress.