Nisarga storm hits the coast of Maharashtra: The storm has reached the coastal areas of Maharashtra. According to the Meteorological Department, the storm will reach its peak in the next three hours.
According to the Meteorological Department, due to the nature of the storm, winds can reach up to 120 kilometres per hour in the coastal areas of Maharashtra on Wednesday.
The Indian Meteorological Department has given this information through a tweet.
Nisarga storm hits the coast of Maharashtra: Thousands of life are on the line
Officials said on Wednesday that about 50,000 people had been evacuated from the coastal areas of southern Gujarat and about 4000 people have been taken to safer places from Daman.
Police have been deployed in the coastal areas of Gujarat, and people have been asked to stay indoors.
The administration has called the fishermen back from the sea in all areas and warned them to stay by the sea.
The administration says that salt workers and operators engaged in prawn work have been shifted to safe places.
People living near the beach in the Union Territory of Daman have also been shifted to safe places.
In Valsad alone, 32 thousand people have been evacuated to safe places. It is being told that till morning the storm will knock in the doors of Valsad and Navsari.
There may be massive destruction in the areas around 100 kilometres
The Meteorological Department has also informed that the diameter of the centre of the Nisarg storm is about 100 kilometres.
According to the photographs received through the radar, its width has increased in the last few hours.
This is the reason that the winds which had been predicted earlier would move at a speed of 85-95 km per hour due to the storm, their speed now seems to be increasing.
Because of the storm, several teams of NDRF have been deployed in different areas of Maharashtra.
Mumbai has been raining since Wednesday morning. Mumbai is always ready for light rain, but with the passing time, the way the winds are catching speed, the sense of cis also increasing.
Nisarga storm hits the coast of Maharashtra: Section-144 applies in Mumbai
Keeping in mind the nature of the storm moving towards Mumbai city, Mumbai Police has implemented Section-144 in the town, which has been imposed from Wednesday night to Thursday afternoon.
Police have banned people from going to the beaches and parks.
According to the latest estimates by the weather department, the maximum impact of the natural storm can be seen in Mumbai between 12 noon and 7 pm on Wednesday.
As a precaution, the Indian Railways has changed the time of many trains leaving from Mumbai.
Also, trains reaching Mumbai on Wednesday have either been stopped, or their routes have been changed.
Nisarga During COVID-19 Crises
It has been told that eight teams of NDRF are in Mumbai, five teams are in Raigad, two sides have been sent to Palghar, Thane and Ratnagiri.
According to the Indian Air Force, five teams of NDRF have been airlifted from Vijayawada to an Indian Air Force aircraft and brought to Mumbai.
A senior NDRF official told news agency ANI, "Around 60 per cent (around one lakh) people living in the coastal areas of Maharashtra and Gujarat have migrated to other places.
The remaining survivors have been shifted to relief camps "We are trying to follow the rules of social distancing in these camps."
According to the bulletin issued by the Indian Meteorological Department at 5 am on Wednesday, the storm is moving towards northern Maharashtra at a speed of 11 km per hour.
The storm was 250 km south-west of Mumbai till 2.30 pm last night.
According to four agency Reuters, in the city of Mumbai with a population of two crores, the roads are looking empty, and this storm has become a big challenge for the town fighting the outbreak of COVID-19.
According to a Reuters report, 150 COVID-19 patients admitted to temporary hospitals in Mumbai have also been shifted from fear of the storm.