Cyclone Nisarga: Over 45k Moved Out Of Danger Zones In MMR

Publish On: 03 Jun, 2020 10:50 AM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

MUMBAI: As much as 45,000 people belonging to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), resigning in areas marked as danger zones got moved out of there houses and sent to safer places till late Tuesday as Cyclone Nisarga approached towards the capital city of Maharastra.

It has been predicted that Cyclone Nisarga will make a landslide today afternoon i.e. 3 June in Alinbaug, which is a coastal town within the district of Raigad. It shall have a wind speed between 110 kmph to 120 kmph. The town Alibaug lies 110 km south of Mumbai.

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Cyclone Nisarga was announced merely 2 weeks after states like Odisha and Kolkata felt the wrath of Cyclone Amphan, which killed around 100 people of both India and Bangladesh combined.

The administration of Maharashtra is doing its best to gain all the possible assistance. This includes making non-COVID hospitals available as the area will face a situation of intense rainfall, high winds and largescale flooding along with the cyclone. Unfortunately so, Mumbai is already the city with the highest coronavirus cases and is roughly prepped up to go through another crisis on a largescale level.

By late Tuesday evening i.e. June 2, the slums and makeshift houses near the sea were emptied out. The residents of those areas got housed in empty govt. buildings, schools and offices.

As much as 21,000 villages falling in areas like Dahanu, Talasari, Vasai, Palghar are being moved to a safer place of residence. The district collector from Palghar, Kailas Shinde said, "While Palghar has the country’s oldest atomic installation -- the Tarapur atomic power plant complex -- and other power units, Mumbai has the BARC setup, and Raigad houses power, petroleum, chemicals and other major industries, besides the Mumbai Port Trust, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust and vital installations of the Navy."

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Uddhav Thackeray the Chief Minister also stated that people are being moved into safer places for residence, "Activities which had resumed as part of easing of the lockdown will be kept shut in the coastal areas for the next two days in view of the cyclone."