The state government has taken widespread precautionary measures to tackle the cyclonic storm ‘Vayu’ rising towards Gujarat. About 2 lakh people have been evacuated from the affected areas to safer places. Due to the threat of a hurricane, dozens of trains have been canceled and many airports have also decided to suspend air traffic. According to the Meteorological Department, the hurricane will hit Gujarat coast on Thursday afternoon. PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah are closely monitoring the situation.
Thunderstorms are expected to collide on Porbandar and Diu coast of ‘Vayu’. Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the Home Ministry is in constant touch with state government and union territories and central agencies. 52 teams of NDRF have been deployed in storm-prone areas.
The areas affected by the storm are being evacuated. People from the coastal belt of Rajkot division, Bhavnagar division and Veraval have been evacuated from the three special trains of the Railways. Meanwhile, the Western Railway has canceled the operation of 40 trains due to the storm. Apart from this, the path of 28 trains has been narrowed or partially canceled.
On the other hand, the Airport Authority of India suspended the operations of the aircraft from midnight on Thursday midnight in Porbandar, Diu, Bhavnagar, Keshod and Kandla to minimize losses due to ‘Vayu’ on airports and to avoid discomfort to passengers. Have decided.