Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Over 5000 shifted as Gujarat braces for cyclone

As the Gujarat CM Modi successfully sold the idea of putting Gujarat on the world map with the much-hyped Vibrant Gujarat As the Gujarat CM Modi successfully sold the idea of putting Gujarat on the world map with the much-hyped Vibrant Gujarat
Dexter Carr | 06 December, 2017, 00:28

According to the forecast by the Meteorological Centre here, the cyclone is approaching Gujarat steadily and now lies centred in the Arabian Sea just 390 kms away from the coastline near Surat.

Rains will reduce by tomorrow, as the cyclone will weaken and move towards South Gujarat, however, some rains are also expected on December 6 as well.

Rainfall at most places with isolated heavy rainfall very likely over Andaman and Nicobar Islands during next three days.

Due to the impact of the cyclone, Mumbai and its suburbs received rains since Tuesday morning, but the weather eased by afternoon even as a hailstorm lashed some sections of the Munbai-Pune Expressway.

The Modi Amit Shah duo have single-handedly changed the narrative of Gujarat and Delhi
The Modi Amit Shah duo have single-handedly changed the narrative of Gujarat and Delhi

Inspired by his tweet, BJP leaders in Surat suspended all their campaign-related work and began shifting people to safer places, the ruling party MLA from Surat's Majura seat, Harsh Sanghvi, said."We have decided not to do any kind of campaigning until the effect of cyclone remains".

Also, the Central Railway Mumbai Division has released updated emergency numbers and an emergency cell has also been opened at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Kalyan.

Followng the bad weather in several parts of the state, BJP President Amit Shah too had to cancel his several public meetings in Rajula town of Amreli and Mahuva and Shihor of Bhavnagar district. The body said that there would be increased wave action in areas like Shivaji Park, Dadar and Cadell Road.

Meanwhile Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath called on the prime minister here and handed over a cheque of Rs 5 crore for the cyclone-affected people in Lakshadweep and other states, an official statement said.

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