Gujarat: PM Modi to visit Morbi today

1 November, 2022 | Pranay Lad

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Morbi in Gujarat today after the cable suspension bridge claimed at least 132 lives, according to the office of the state's chief minister.

Over 100 people are being treated for their injuries after a cable suspension bridge in Morbi town fell on Sunday, sending people into the Machchhu River. At least 132 people, including women and children, were murdered. In Kevadia, the prime minister declared that rescue activities were in full swing and that there would be no slacking off.

“Since Sunday night, the Gujarati government has been conducting relief and rescue activities. The State Government is receiving full support from the Center as well “stated PM Modi.

“A committee has been established by the state government to look into this issue. I reassure the nation’s citizens that there won’t be any slack in the rescue and relief efforts “stated PM Modi.

The Prime Minister made this statement while addressing a gathering in Ekta Nagar, Kevadia, on the occasion of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s 147th birthday.

“To the families of those who perished in the disaster, I offer my sympathies. The government is supporting grieving families in every way possible at this difficult time. Since the catastrophe, the Gujarati government has been conducting relief and rescue activities. The State Government is receiving full support from the Center as well “stated PM Modi.

The chief minister of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel, was said to have arrived in Morbi and to be in charge of the search and rescue efforts as of Sunday, according to the prime minister.

The State Government has established a commission to look into the tragedy, and PM Modi promised the nation’s citizens that there won’t be any slack in the rescue and relief efforts.

The Prime Minister postponed his roadshow in Ahmedabad while on a three-day trip to Gujarat and Rajasthan.

While speaking to the crowd and laying the cornerstones for multiple projects totaling more than Rs 8,000 crore in Banaskantha’s Tharad, the prime minister became emotional.

In his remarks to the crowd, PM Modi also paid tribute to those who perished after the century-old suspension bridge in Morbi, Gujarat, fell yesterday. After the Morbi accident, I am under a lot of sorrow,” Modi stated.

“I was indecisive about participating in the development programmes. But you brought me here with a strong heart because of your love and service, as well as the “Sanskar” of fulfilling my obligations. North Gujarat as a whole is referred to as Banaskantha “PM Modi said in a breaking voice.