Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday constituted a cell at Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi to help people locate their relatives and friends from the state who are stranded in quake-hit Nepal. The 24/7 cell will be headed by additional resident commissioner Samir Sahai. He can be reached on 9968095169.
The chief minister has also urged the officials to ascertain the list of tourists from Maharashtra who are stranded in Nepal. He said, “I am closely monitoring every minute. And have taken all necessary steps to enable individuals or families to get in touch with officials for any help necessary.” Our officials based in Delhi will coordinate with centre and Nepal.
Shortly after news reports about the earth quake causing massive loss of life and property came to light, CM Fadnavis instructed the officials to provide all the help to the tourists from Maharashtra who are in Nepal. The exact figures of the tourists stranded is still being worked out. Sources indicated that 125 people from Maharashtra and Telangana could be stranded in Nepal.
“The news of the earth quake in Nepal and parts of India including Maharashtra is extremely sad. I urge the people in state to take precautions and not to panic. I have already instructed the state disaster management team to be prepared for rescue operations at any locations in Nepal or within India,” said Fadnavis.
We have conveyed to the centre our readiness to lend whatever support they seek both in terms of relief and rescue operations.