Reported By:| Edited By: ANI |Source: ANI |Updated: Jun 14, 2023, 12:31 PM IST
New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday sounded a Red alert as cyclone ‘Biparjoy’ warning for the Saurashtra and Kutch coasts in Gujarat.
It could be very more likely to transfer almost northeastwards and cross Saurashtra and Kutch and adjoining Pakistan coasts between Mandvi (Gujarat) and Karachi (Pakistan) close to Jakhau Port (Gujarat) by the night of June 15, knowledgeable the IMD.
“Cyclone Warning for Saurashtra and Kutch Coasts: RED MESSAGE. VSCS BIPARJOY at 0530IST of today over NE Arabian Sea near lat 21.9N and long 66.3E, about 280km WSW of Jakhau Port (Gujarat), 290km WSW of Devbhumi Dwarka,” tweeted IMD.
“It is very likely to move nearly northeast wards and cross Saurashtra and Kutch and adjoining Pakistan coasts between Mandvi (Gujarat) and Karachi (Pakistan) near Jakhau Port (Gujarat) by the evening of 15th June as a very severe cyclonic storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 125-135 kmph gusting to 150 kmph,” it learn.
A relay tower that was declared unsafe in Rajkot was demolished in view of cyclone Biparjoy.
“A relay tower that was declared unsafe has been demolished right here, in view of cyclone Biporjoy. A brand new tower might be constructed right here later, stated Ramesh Chandra, Akashvani- Rajkot.
Meanwhile, at Jakhau Port in Bhuj, a lot of boats have been beached as fishing has been suspended within the wake of the cyclone.
Cyclone ‘Biparjoy’ is predicted to cross close to Gujarat’s Jakhau Port by the night of June 15.
Bracing for the cyclone, which has intensified right into a “very severe” cyclonic storm in response to the IMD, 12 NDRF groups have been deployed in Gujarat.
Union Minister Parshottam Rupala stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi took inventory of the preparations and directed officers to be alert and take all essential steps.
In Gujarat’s Junagadh, residents of coastal areas have been being shifted to shelters.
Meanwhile, over 400 shelter houses have been recognized in Gujarat’s Dwarka and folks have been being shifted out to the shelter houses.
“More than 400 shelter homes have been identified in the Dwarka district and people are being shifted to shelter homes. The PM took stock of the arrangements from concerned officials and ministers and directed them to be on alert mode and take all necessary steps,” stated Parshottam Rupala.