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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Discusses Assam’s Baghjan Fire Tragedy, Reviews Kedarnath Shrine Reconstruction Plan

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to discuss the situation in the wake of Baghjan fire tragedy. The Prime Minister assured all possible support from the Centre.

“PM Narendra Modi spoke to Assam CM Shri Sarbanand Sonwal to discuss the situation in the wake of the Baghjan fire tragedy. PM assured all possible support from the Centre. The situation is being monitored closely,” PMO India tweeted.

Two people have died in the massive fire that broke out at the gas well of Oil India Ltd at Baghjan in Tinsukia district. The bodies have been recovered. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are present at the spot.

Earlier in the day , Prime Minister Modi , conducted a review of the Kedarnath Math development and reconstruction project with the Uttarakhand state government via video conferencing.

Laying out his vision for the reconstruction of the shrine, the Prime Minister said that the state government should envision and design development projects for holy sites like Kedarnath and Badrinath in a way and manner that stands the test of time and is yet eco-friendly and in harmony with nature and its surroundings.

Keeping in mind the present situation due to coronavirus and comparatively lean pressure in terms of tourists and pilgrims to the holy sites, Prime Minister Modi suggested that the present construction season could be utilised for completing pending works by proper distribution of labour pools, keeping in mind the norms of social distancing.

“This will help to create facilities and infrastructure to better sustain tourism flows in the years to come,” he said according to a release by the PMO.

As part of specific suggestions, the Prime Minister also gave directions for further development of other heritage and religious spots in the stretch extending from Ramban to Kedarnath.

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