Jagan’s Directions to Officials on Boat Tragedy

Amaravati, Sept.15 (NSS): Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy  took serious view of the boat tragedy that took place  at Katchaluru in Devipatnam Mandal today.  He spoke to the officials concerned and got the details of the tragedy.  He has directed the officials to  take immediate rescue and relief measures and also directed them to stop all boat services with immediate effect, and  to take  the services of  Navy and ONGC helicopters.

Jagan also directed the Ministers nearby to proceed to the accident site.  The chief Minister spoke to the District collector of East Godavari  and asked him to take  immediate relief measures.  He asked the District Collector and officials to examine whether  the boats are safe for travel or not and also the licenses for boats and the boat drivers.  See whether saferty measures were there in the boats.  He directed the officials to  evolve effective guidelines for boat travel and send the same to him.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy announced Rs 10 lakh as ex-gratia to the families of the victims who died in the boat tragedy that took place near Devipatnam in East Godavari district on Sunday.

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