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Economic Times | 03 Jun, 2020 | 12.03AM IST

Cyclone Nisarga Updates: Stay indoors for the next two days, Maharashtra CM's appeal to citizens

Nisarga will be the first cyclone to hit Mumbai city, which is also India's Covid epicentre.

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11:44 PM

NDRF teams from Bathinda and Vijaywada to join operations in Gujarat & Maharashtra

5 NDRF teams each from Bathinda & Vijaywada airlifted successfully to join ongoing operations in Gujarat & Maharashtra respectively. 5 teams for Gujarat already landed in Surat. 5 teams for Maharashtra airborne: NDRF Director General SN Pradhan
10:59 PM

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to operate only 12 arrival flights on June 3

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport will be operating only 12 arrival flights on June 3. The flights will be operated by 4 airlines which include Air Asia India, Air India, GoAir and SpiceJet to 10 sectors: GVK Mumbai International Airport
10:48 PM

Gujarat: National Disaster Response Force team has been deployed in Navsari area

09:56 PM

Airlines cancel flights in the wake of Cyclone Nisarga

  • IndiGo cancelled 17 flights and operated just three to Chandigarh, Ranchi and Patna. Vistara also cancelled flights to Delhi and Kolkata. Other airlines too cancelled flights.
  • The operators of the Mumbai airport held a meeting with its stakeholders to devise preventive measures to tackle potential adversities accompanied by the cyclone.
09:44 PM

According to NDRF, cyclone Nisarga to make a landfall around 8pm tomorrow near Alibaug.

09:43 PM

All teams have been put on alert and are in readiness to respond to any requirement of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) during the storm period.

- Indian Navy

09:42 PM

Navy's preparedness

Western Naval Command has mobilised adequate resources for flood relief, rescue & diving assistance in the event of excessive rainfall and flooding of both, urban and rural areas in coordination with the respective State Governments on the Western seaboard: Indian Navy
Navy's preparedness
09:42 PM

Cyclone Nisarga lays about 280 km west-northwest of Panjim, 350 km south-southwest of Mumbai, 300 km south-southwest of Alibagh and 560 km south-southwest of Surat: IMD

09:42 PM

I appeal to the citizens to stay indoors for the next two days

- Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra CM

08:47 PM

DGCA reiterates guidelines on adverse weather operations to airlines, pilots

  • Fuel uplift calculation should be done very judiciously and it should take into account enroute and destination weather and trend forecast.
  • Correct use of weather radar is very important, a common error is not having the weather radar in correct mode and range during take-off.
08:16 PM

Gujarat: 19 teams of NDRF and SDRF deployed, mass evacuation begins

  • While 13 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and six teams of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed at different locations, five more teams of the NDRF will arrive soon.
  • "A total of 78,971 persons living near the seashore in Valsad, Surat, Navsari and Bharuch districts will be shifted to safer locations. 1,727 villagers have already been shifted," Gujarat Relief Commissioner Harshad Patel told reporters in Gandhinagar on Tuesday.
  • 140 buildings have been identified as temporary shelters for evacuees in these four districts.
07:44 PM

DoT holds meeting with telcos to assess arrangements

  • The telecom department has taken stock of the readiness and arrangements made by telecom companies for ensuring network connectivity in Maharashtra and Gujarat, in the backdrop of impending cyclone 'Nisarga', according to a statement.
  • "All our infratructure provider (IP) members have taken necessary steps to ensure connectivity 24/7 in the areas which are likely to be affected by the cyclone and all the background arrangements like additional DG sets, battery banks, spare parts, stocking of diesel are taken care of," T R Dua, Director-General, Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA), said in a statement.
07:26 PM

PM Modi talks to State heads, assures assistance from Centre

PM Narendra Modi has spoken to CM of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray, CM of Gujarat Vijay Rupani and Administrator of Daman Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli Praful K Patel regarding the cyclone situation. He assured all possible support and assistance from the Centre.
07:20 PM

Movement of one or more persons along the coast prohibited

  • Mumbai Police prohibits any presence or movement of one or more persons in public places like beaches, promenades, parks and other such places near the coastline where people may gather to prevent loss of life and property.
  • Any person contravening the order shall be punishable under section 188 IPC.
  • The prohibitory orders remain in effect from midnight today till 12 noon tomorrow.
07:05 PM

Palghar district collector Dr Kailas Shinde on preparedness

  • The district disaster management programme was in place and will be rolled out when necessary
  • All industrial and commercial establishments will remain closed during this period
  • Chemical units were directed to shut down safely
  • Prohibitory orders have been issued to fishermen not to venture into the sea till June 4
  • Ten teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed for rescue operations
07:02 PM

Over 21,000 to be evacuated in Palghar

  • Over 21,000 residents of 22 villages in Maharashtra's Palghar district will be evacuated ahead of cyclonic storm 'Nisarga', which is likely to hit the coast on June 3, a district official said on Tuesday.
  • As many as 21,080 villagers from Vasai, Palghar, Dahanu and Talasari talukas, which are likely to be affected by the cyclonic storm, have been shifted to safer places, district collector Dr Kailas Shinde said.
07:00 PM

Navy teams on stand-by in Mumbai

The Navy has kept five flood teams and three diving teams on stand-by in Mumbai, a defence spokesperson said. These teams, trained and equipped for rescue operations, are stationed at various naval areas across Mumbai and can provide early response over a larger area, he said.
05:40 PM

Gujarat: NDRF and police evacuate people from Mendhar and Bhat villages of Navsari district

Gujarat: NDRF and police evacuate people from Mendhar and Bhat villages of Navsari district
05:38 PM

Cyclone Nisarga likely to make landfall near Alibaug tomorrow.

At the time of landfall, wind speed is expected to be 100kmph. Palghar, Pune, Thane, Mumbai, Raigad, Dhule and Nandurbar, Nashik expected to receive heavy rainfall tomorrow: Dr Anupam Kashyapi, IMD, Pune
05:36 PM

National Disaster Response Force team has been deployed in Palghar

An NDRF official says, "We'll be evacuating people from coastal areas of about 13 villages & are prepared to carry out the operation while following social distancing norms".
05:25 PM

How far is it?

The storm's present location is 280 km west-southwest of Panjim, 430 km south-southwest of Mumbai and 640 km south-southwest of Surat.
03:32 PM

Heavy Rainfall

IMD issues warning for heavy rainfall in Maharashtra & Gujarat in view of Cyclone Nisarga.
03:16 PM

13 fishing boats from Palghar still at sea; efforts on to bring them back: Authorities

03:06 PM

India starts evacuating parts of west coast as cyclone approaches Mumbai

  • India began evacuating people from low-lying areas in and around Mumbai ahead of a cyclone that is expected to hit the country's west coast on Wednesday, officials said.
  • The cyclone, expected to make landfall on Wednesday afternoon near India's financial capital Mumbai, will pressure emergency services already grappling with the nation's largest outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
02:51 PM

Praying for everyone’s well-being. I urge people to take all possible precautions and safety measures

- Prime Minister Narendra Modi

02:51 PM

Took stock of the situation in the wake of cyclone conditions in parts of India’s western coast

- Prime Minister Narendra Modi

02:44 PM

Ten NDRF teams being deployed for rescue operations in view of 'Nisarga' cyclone

- Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray

02:43 PM

Gujarat braces for cyclone Nisarga

  • With Gujarat bracing for a cyclone, which is expected to hit the southern parts between June 3 and 4, collectors of each district have been asked to evacuate people, including fishermen, salt pan workers and those working in low-lying areas, by Tuesday noon while ensuring proper social distancing and hygiene.
02:41 PM

Cyclone Nisarga will have negotiable wind speed but evacuation from coastal areas being carried out: NDRF DG

02:41 PM

Cyclone Nisarga likely to make landfall near Mumbai on June 3: IMD

02:40 PM

33 teams deployed in Maharashtra, Gujarat in view of 'Nisarga': NDRF DG

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