India, May 23 -- About 500 personnel of the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force and Odisha Fire Service will be deployed on Sunday for road clearing operations Bengal districts hit by cyclone Amphan that hit it on Wednesday, a top official said,

Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena said the team travelled to Bengal following orders of chief minister Naveen Patnaik who had offered the State's support to Bengal in its hour of distress.

Equipped with telescopic aluminum ladders, reinforced Concrete cutters, chain saw, hydraulic combi tool, hydraulic spreader, hydraulic cutter, hydraulic Ram Jack and bullet chain saw, the ODRAF team with long experience in rescue and clearing operations would clear the roadblocks.

Patnaik on Friday spok...