By Neha Sinha, Updated : Jun 10, 2020 17:55 IST
PM Modi assures help for oil well fire tragedy in Assam, reviewed Kedarnath reconstruction

It seems it was a busy day for Prime Minister Narendra Modi has he took an update on oil well fire tragedy in Assam and also review Kedarnath reconstruction through a virtual meeting.

A gas well of Indian Oil in Assam's Baghjan in Tinsukia district was leaking for the last 14 days and caught fire yesterday. PM Modi had a telephonic conversation with the Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal. CM Sonowal gave details of the Baghjan fire tragedy to PM Modi and briefed him about emergency measures taken by the Petroleum Ministry and Indian Oil LTD.

Post the telephonic conversation between CM Sonowal and PM Modi, PMO officially tweeted to informed that Modi has assured of all possible help to resolve the situation & provide relief to victims.

"PM Modi spoke to CM Sonowal to discuss the situation in the wake of the  Baghjan fire tragedy and assured all possible support from the Centre. The situation is being monitored closely," stated PMO in its tweet.

Later this afternoon, PM Modi held a video conferencing with Uttrakhand state government to review the Kedarnath Math development and reconstruction project. Modi reviewed various aspects relating to the Kedarnath Reconstruction project and emphasized on redevelopment that is eco-friendly to ensure convenience to pilgrims as well as tourists.

"In addition to the redevelopment at Kedarnath, we discussed ways to develop other heritage centers from Ramban to Kedarnath. The development of centers such as Brahma Kamal Vatika were also discussed. These efforts will deepen our cultural connect and boost tourism," said Modi during video conferencing with Uttrakhand government.

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