Cyclone Vayu, after intensifying right into a “very extreme cyclonic storm” on Wednesday, continues to progress in direction of Saurashtra and Kutch areas of Gujarat and is predicted to make landfall within the early hours of Thursday close to Veraval within the state’s Gir Somnath district.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated the Centre is “intently monitoring the state of affairs” in Gujarat. “I’ve been consistently in contact with state Governments. NDRF and different companies are working around the clock to offer all potential help,” PM Modi tweeted.
Whereas the state authorities has launched a a significant evacuation operation to shift about 300,000 individuals from low-lying areas of Saurashtra and Kutch areas, Western Railway has determined to cancel a few of its trains passing by means of areas of the state which are prone to be affected by the cyclone.
Operations in any respect ports and airports positioned close to the Gujarat shoreline have additionally been halted briefly.
In accordance with stories, Indian Navy has deployed ships, plane and helicopters for rescue and reduction operations and to alert fishermen at sea.