Cyclone Vayu: Amit Shah chairs high-level meeting to review preparedness
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesdays chaired a high-level meeting here to review the preparedness of State and Central Agencies concerned to deal with the situation arising out of Cyclone ‘Vayu’.
According to an official statement, the Union Home Minister directed the senior officers to take every possible measure to ensure that people are safely evacuated and to ensure maintenance of all essential services such as Power, Telecommunications, health, drinking water etc.
Shah also asserted that these facilities to be restored immediately in the event of damages caused to them. He also directed for 24×7 functioning of control rooms.
“Ministry of Home Affairs is in continuous touch with the State Governments/UT and the Central Agencies concerned. NDRF has pre-positioned 26 teams equipped with boats, tree-cutters, telecom equipment etc. and moving another 10 teams as requested by State Govt. of Gujarat, the statement said.
Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Secretary Ministry of Earth Sciences Dr. M. Rajeevan and senior officers of IMD and MHA were present in the meeting among others.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that Cyclone ‘Vayu’ is expected to touch Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva around Veraval & Diu region as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with wind speed 110-120 kmph gusting to 135 kmph during the early morning of June 13.