GANDHINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting at the Raj Bhavan Gandhinagar on Monday to review the situation in Morbi. The PM will visit Morbi on November 1.
The PM was briefed on the rescue and relief operations that have been under way ever since the mishap took place in Morbi. All aspects relating to the tragedy were discussed. The Prime Minister emphasised on ensuring that those affected get all possible assistance, a PMO release said.
The high-level meeting was attended by Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Bhai Patel, Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi, Chief Secretary and DGP of Gujarat, along with other top officials including from the Home Department of the state and Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority.
At least 134 people, including women and children, were killed and over 100 are receiving treatment for their injuries after a cable suspension bridge in Morbi town collapsed into the Machchhu River on Sunday. The PM had said earlier that there will be no laxity in rescue and relief operations.
The Gujarat government has constituted a five-member committee headed to probe the bridge collapse incident. Nine persons, including officials of Oreva, the company that renovated the bridge, ticket sellers and security men have been arrested for the Morbi bridge collapse. (ANI)