Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray (File photo)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray (File photo)

Uddhav Thackeray holds meeting with Home Minister Shah over preparedness for Cyclone Nisarga

ANI | Updated: Jun 02, 2020 03:09 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 2 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray held a discussion with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, on June 1, over Cyclone Nisarga which will reach the west coast of the state on June 3.
In the meeting, held through video conferencing, the preparations made by the state government to tackle the cyclone were reviewed. Thackeray said that alert has been issued to Mumbai city, Mumbai suburbs, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri, and Sindhudurg.
The state's disaster management, relief, and rehabilitation department is fully prepared to deal with the cyclone.
Fishermen have been called in from the sea and the coast guard has been notified, the slum dwellers in the Mumbai metropolitan area, especially in the low-lying areas, have also been instructed to evacuate.
10 units of the NDRF have been deployed for rescue operations while six SDRF units have been kept on standby.
Meanwhile, at 9 pm on Monday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had said that the well-marked low-pressure area over South-East and adjoining East-Central Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep area concentrated into a depression and it is very likely to intensify into a deep depression during next 12 hours and intensify further into a cyclonic storm over the East-Central Arabian Sea during the subsequent 24 hours.
"The depression lays about 310km southwest of Panjim, 570km south-southwest of Mumbai, 800 km south-southwest of Surat. It will cross Harihareshwar (Maharashtra) and Daman coast on the evening of June 3," IMD said. (ANI)