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PM Modi to visit Visakhapatnam Tuesday


New Delhi, Oct 13 :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit cyclone-hit Visakhapatnam Tuesday to take stock of the situation, an official said Monday.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa, in New Delhi on May 27, 2014.“Have been constantly taking updates on Cyclone Hudhud. Spoke to AP (Andhra Pradesh) CM (Chief Minister). Will visit Visakhapatnam tomorrow & take stock of the situation,” Modi tweeted.

Relief operations began in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam city and other coastal areas Monday, a day after severe cyclonic storm ‘Hudhud’ made the landfall, leaving a trail of destruction and killing five people.

Visakhapatnam, also known as Vizag, bore the brunt of Hudhud. The cyclone hit its coast at a speed of 185 kmph. The city airport was damaged.