City’s first Cyclone ‘Nisarga’ over a century, Maharashtra Government imposes section 144

As per TOI reports, Nisarga will make landfall as ‘severe cyclonic storm’ close to Alibag, 94 km south of Mumbai on Wednesday afternoon with a wind speed of 100-110 kmh gusting to 120 kmh. IMD says it will affect the coastal districts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, Gujarat and other neighboring states.

Government has so far successfully evacuated 1,500 citizens who will be staying at a shelter in Thal, Alibaug, Raigarh, said National Disaster Response Force.

As per ANI reports, NDRF director general SN Pradhan said, “NDRF teams conducted evacuation at Sathipads, Daneida, Manglawada villages near Dahanh coastal areas of Maharashtra and at Koliwada, Alibaug early morning.”

According to the reports by Government of India, Cyclone Nisarga’s intensity is increasing, eye diameter has decreased to about 65km during the past hour. Wind speed has increased from 85-95kmph to 90-100kmph, gusting to 110kmph: Government of India.

People have been advised to stay inside but mobilize evacuation from low lying areas. “I advise fishermen to suspend operations and not to venture into east-central and northeast Arabian Sea and along & off Karnataka-Goa-Maharashtra-south Gujarat coast,” said Union minister of Earth Sciences.

Talking of the air travel, Only 19 out of the 50 daily arrivals and departures are being operated today. Passengers booked on flights to/from Mumbai are advised to check flight status before leaving for the airport.

Railways operations have also either been departed or rescheduled informed Indian Railways Department, 5 trains that were to depart from Mumbai Terminal have been rescheduled while 2 trains that were scheduled to arrive at Mumbai Terminal to be suitably regulated and one train has been diverted.

Lakshika Thakur

A BJMC Graduate working in the media field. Exploring to have multiple perspectives on things!

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