Published: 09th May 2019
KIIT, KIMS, KISS campuses severely affected by Cyclone Fani, 150 crores loss estimated
KIIT, KIMS and KISS were some of the most beautiful campuses in the State as well as in the country and the cyclone has left a huge impact on them
Cyclone Fani has caused damages worth Rs 150 crore to three Kalinga institute campuses in Bhubaneshwar. Officials said that not just the infrastructure, the green cover to a great extent has also been destroyed by the the cyclone. Lakhs of trees that were planted over the years have been uprooted.
The three campus deeply impacted by the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences. KIIT, KIMS and KISS were some of the most beautiful campuses in the State as well as in the country. The cyclone, however, has left a trail of destruction in these campuses and has also damaged their architecturally advanced buildings. The library of KISS has also been severely damaged.
However, no student of any of these institutions was affected by Fani due to timely precautionary measures, said founder Dr Achyuta Samanta. He said post cyclone, hostels and offices are being supplied power through generators. Samanta is personally meeting the students and guardians to enquire about their well being.
Officials said restoration and cleaning work on the campuses started immediately after the cyclone and it will be completed within a week. Samanta thanked staff of these campuses for serving the institution in the difficult time.