New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday directed that all possible assistance be extended to the states which are on alert for cyclone Phailin after reviewing the situation soon after his return from an overseas tour.
The Prime Minister's Office said Singh was briefed by the Cabinet Secretary immediately upon his return from Indonesia. He was apprised about the arrangements which have been put in place to deal with the crisis.
"The Prime Minsiter was briefed by the Cabinet Secretary on the arrangements that have been put in place to deal with the impact of the cyclone," the PMO said in a tweet.
The cyclone is set to hit the eastern coastline in the evening with lakhs of people having been evacuated by authorities.
Singh had gone to take part in the 11th ASEAN-India summit in Brunei from where he travelled to Indonesia.
Following are the helpline numbers: Odisha: 0674-2534177 District control room number: Mayurbhanj 06792-252759, Jajpur 06728-222648, Gajapati 06815-222943, Dhenkanal 06762-221376 Khurda 06755-220002, Keonjhar 06766-255437, Cuttak 0671-2507842, Ganjam 06811-263978, Puri 06752-223237, Kendrapara 06727-232803, Jagatsinghpur 06724-220368, Balasore 06782-262674, Bhadrak 06784-251881.
Andhra Pradesh: 040-23456005/23451043 Fax-040-23451819