Cyclone Tauktae: PM Modi conducts aerial survey, takes stock of damage in Gujarat, Diu
Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted an aerial survey of Una, Dio, Jafarabad and Mahuva after Cyclone Tauktae. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani accompanied him.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday took stock of the situation in Gujarat, two days after Cyclone Tauktae made landfall in the Saurashtra region. He landed in Bhavnagar, from where he conducted an aerial survey of Una, Dio, Jafarabad and Mahuva. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani accompanied him.
PM Modi will also hold a review meeting today in Ahmedabad.
The cyclone, which made landfall between Diu and Una town of Gir-Somnath district on Monday night, caused major property damage and also uprooted trees in that region.
17 people were killed in Gujarat as cyclone Tauktae pummelled parts of the state and left behind a trail of destruction along the coast, uprooting electric poles, trees and damaging thousands of houses and roads.
The system has weakened into a depression over south Rajasthan and adjoining Gujarat, and lies about 30 km south-southwest of Udaipur and 170 km east-northeast of Deesa in Gujarat. It is likely to gradually weaken into a well-marked low pressure area in the next 12 hours. The remnant of the system is very likely to move further northeastwards across Rajasthan to Uttar Pradesh during the next two days, the IMD said. Due to the cyclone, parts of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh are likely to receive light to moderate intensity rainfall today and gusty winds with speeds of 30-40 kmph.
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