PM Modi extends greetings on Akshaya Tritiya

PM Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Saturday to review the preparedness and directed senior officials to ensure all possible measures were taken to safely evacuate people.

After chairing the high-level meeting, Prime Minister tweeted, “Reviewed preparedness on Cyclone Tauktae including ensuring essential supplies, continuing the COVID-19 fight and more. Praying for everyone’s safety and well-being.”

According to India Metrological Department, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra as well as the island of Lakshadweep are preparing for the landfall of severe cyclonic storm.

“The CS “Tauktae” intensified into a SCS, lay centred at 1730 IST of 15th May over eastcentral Arabian Sea, about 220 km SSW of Panjim-Goa, 590 km SSW of Mumbai. Likely to intensify further into a VSCS & cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar & Naliya around 18th May A/N /Evening” the IMD tweeted on Saturday evening.

The cyclonic storm is very likely to move north-northwestwards and reach the coast of Gujarat on the morning of May 18 (Tuesday).

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