Gujarat moved 60,000 from near coast as a precaution against Nisargatext_fields
Ahmadabad: The Gujarat government on Wednesday shifted to safer places over 60,000 people from vulnerable areas in south Gujarat as a precautionary measure against cyclone Nisarga.
Over a dozen teams of NDRF and six teams of SDRF were deployed in coastal districts in South Gujarat and Saurashtra.
Around a dozen extra NDRF teams were readied in neighbouring districts.
Alongside, all industrial units in Vapi were shut for a day on Wednesday and other industrial areas were directed to take all safety measures.
As the cyclone was expected in the thick of covid situation, authorities ensured no power cuts occur at COVID-19 hospitals in these areas.
As precaution, authorities pulled down 236 large hoardings in Surat, Valsad, and other cities in south Gujarat. However, the cyclonic storm Nisarga didn’t landfall in Gujarat coasts.