Tamil Nadu CM announces Rs 5 crore aid, 5,000 power poles for Andhra Pradesh

"Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu spoke to me over phone and sought electrical equipment," CM Panneerselvam said.

By: Press Trust of India | Chennai | Updated: October 13, 2014 2:49:33 pm
panneer-main “Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu spoke to me over phone and sought electrical equipment,” Chief Minister Panneerselvam said.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday announced an assistance package to cyclone ravaged Andhra Pradesh, including an aid of Rs five crore, electrical poles, devices and a team of Highway officials to clear uprooted trees.

Besides the financial aid, Andhra Pradesh will be provided 5,000 electrical poles, 10,000 insulators, 100 transformers and other power accessories to help it rebuild its power infrastructure hit by cyclone Hudhud.

“These will be sent to Andhra Pradesh immediately,” Chief Minister said in an official release here.

A team of Highways Department engineers, road inspectors and workers with necessary equipment like electrical saws and generators will be sent to remove uprooted trees in the first phase.

Panneerselvam chaired a high level meeting at the Secretariat here in which his Cabinet colleagues and top officials participated to decide on the assistance to be provided to Andhra Pradesh.

“Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu spoke to me over phone and sought electrical equipment,” the Chief Minister said.

The support measures of Tamil Nadu government “guided by Puratchi Thalaivi Amma” will help the affected regions in Andhra Pradesh to return to normalcy, he said.

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