Gujarat: India as well as our neighboring country Pakistan are both on high alert as the ‘Biparjoy’ cyclone is getting stronger and stronger with time passing by. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to chair a high-level meeting over the powerful cyclone that is speedily approaching Gujarat as well as Pakistan. It is expected that it might hit the area by this week itself. Strong winds have already started creating some inconvenience for the people.
Biparjoy Cyclone to hit land with high speed
Recently, a big tree fell on a car at Thane’s Vasant Vihar due to the Powerful winds of the Biparjoy. As per reports, the cyclone will approach the land on Thursday afternoon between Mandvi in Gujarat and Karachi which is located in Pakistan. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has reported that the cyclone will rush towards the land with a maximum sustained wind speed of 125 to 135 km per hour. However, the Monday report by IMD also said that it will be gusting up to 150 km per hour. Moreover, the IMD has alerted the fishing community. Asked that they should not continue their work. Advised that people in and around coastal areas of Gujarat should evacuate the place.
Precautionary measures to combat cyclone
Several districts that are located in the coastal region of Gujarat have a high chance of getting affected by the heavy rainfall and powerful winds of the cyclone. However, there are not many people in those areas. This will ensure that less damage is caused by the upcoming cyclone. As a part of the precautionary measures, Seven teams of India’s National Disaster Response Force or NDRF along with 12 teams of State Disaster Response Force or SDRF have been sent to the areas which will likely be affected due to the cyclone.
The central government has asked the state government of Gujarat to keep an eye on the on shore and off shore activities. It has also directed the state to evacuate people from coastal areas of Saurashtra and Kutch from districts including Kutch, Devbhumi Dwarka, Porbandar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Junagadh and Morbi which are likely to be affected due to the cyclone.