Cyclone Vayu: MHA issues detailed advisory to Gujarat and Diu
New Delhi, Jun 11 (IBNS): Following the high-level review meeting chaired by Amit Shah on Cyclone ‘Vayu’, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued detailed advisories to the State of Gujarat and UT of Diu requesting them to take all precautionary measures with a view to ensure that no human life is lost, damage to vital infrastructure is minimized and to ensure early recovery of all essential services post-cyclone landfall.
State/UT Governments have also been advised for timely evacuation of people from low-lying coastal and vulnerable areas.
Gujarat and Diu administrations have planned to evacuate about 3 lakh people from the identified vulnerable areas starting early morning of Wednesday.
The evacuated people will be shifted to around 700 cyclone/relief shelters.
In consultation with state administration, 39 NDRF teams are being pre-positioned in and Diu for helping the State/UT administration in evacuation, search, rescue and relief operations.
In addition, 34 teams of Army are also put on standby.
Amit Shah is regularly reviewing the situation and the Union Home Secretary will take a review meeting on Wednesday with the Central Ministries/Agencies and Chief Secretary/Adviser of Gujarat and Diu.
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