Cyclone Biparjoy has weakened, which was estimated to be extremely dangerous, but it still remains a threat to the coastal areas. The IMD (Indian Meteorological Department) predicted landfall, which has resulted in canceling 67 trains and changing some routes for precaution. Though the cyclone’s intensity has changed, the orange alert remains valid for Saurastra-Kutch as heavy rainfall and gusty winds are predicted.
Cyclone Biparjoy Updates
Cyclone Biparjoy will likely step into Rajasthan on June 16; concerned about the same trains in those areas routes have been canceled. PM Modi has chaired a meeting to review the precautionary and preparedness to overcome the obstacles brought by the cyclone. PM Modi has asked the concerned states to carry on the evacuation of the people in the coastal areas and provide all the assistance required.
Two Bodies have been recovered from Juhu Beach. The bodies recovered have been identified as two-four years old boys that were missing. The BMC has issued an advisory after reports several children were missing and rescued by the lifeguards. The local police have also restricted public entry on the Juhu beach due to the high tide caused by the Biparjoy Cyclone. The NDRF teams are on high alert and standby by mode.
Two bodies were recovered by two young boys aged 16 and 15 earlier that day, respectively. The concerned authorities have warned the local public and fishermen to avoid going near the sea as the cyclone intensifies. Palghar district in Maharashtra has restricted the general public from going near the sea given intensified cyclone.
Cyclone Biparjoy entered the coastal areas of Gujarat from the Jakhau Port, and the cyclone will further intensify along with heavy rainfall and strong winds. In the coastal areas of Junagadh, Porbandar, Kutch, Dwarka, Jamnagar, and Morbi, the people residing 10Kms from the coastal areas have been evacuated to safer places. The ports have been closed because of the cyclone, which has disrupted the state’s economic activities, resulting in trucks being parked in Gandidham as the Kandla Port was shut down.
Many trains have been canceled, and routes have been diverted due to the cyclone storm; considering this, the Indian railways have converted rooms to accommodate unforeseen circumstances. Also, the Gujarat government has activated helpline numbers for the convenience and safety of the public.
On Monday, Gujarat CM Bhuppendra Patel chaired a high-level meeting to review the preparedness given the cyclone. The Gujarat Health Minister Rushikesh Patel has chaired a meeting with Kutch District Administration, In which the different departments and agencies are directed to coordinate and work together as the circumstances intensify. Praful Pansehriya, the Minister of Education, was also present and directed the authorities to restore power, water, or other immediate facilities which may be interrupted by the storm.
The IMD has predicted that Cyclone Biparjoy will also impact the state of Rajasthan. The strong winds are marching towards Saurastra-Kutch and alongside the coastal areas of Pakistan on June 15. The cyclone will bring gusty winds and rainfall to the regions of Rajasthan. Thunderstorms and rain will likely hit nearby Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Ajmer.