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Over 50,000 People Evacuated In Gujarat, Daman Before Cyclone Nisarga Hits The Region

Along the coastal belt of Gujarat, police forces have been deployed and people have been asked to stay indoors

Mumbai| Over 50,000 people from the coastal area of southern Gujarat and 4000 residents from the adjacent union territory of Daman have been moved to safer places before cyclone Nisarga makes its impact on the region, officials said today.

Along the coastal belt of state, forces have been deployed and people have been asked to stay indoors, they further said.

Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue, Pankaj Kumar said that around 50,000 people living near the coastal areas of South Gujarat have already been moved to safer places and while the work to evacuate more people in under process.

He also informed that the cyclone would have larger impact on the coastal districts of Gujarat such as Valsad and Navsari, followed Bharuch and Surat.

In his statement, Kumar added, “It is expected that the wind speed will remain between 100 to 110 kmph in Valsad and Navsari when the cyclone hits the coast between south Gujarat and north Maharashtra. All the fishermen have already been called back from the sea. Salt-pan workers along with shrimp farm workers have also been shifted to safer locations.”






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