Cyclonic storm Tact taking off from the Arabian Sea is taking a massive shape. After wreaking havoc in Kerala, Karnataka and Goa, its impact is now visible in Maharashtra as well. Wind speeds are over 150 km per hour, so it is classified in the extremely dangerous category. The meteorological department has forecast rain with strong winds in many parts of Maharashtra. The storm crisis is deepening in Maharashtra, due to which the state may face another major disaster after Corona.
Mumbai airport has been closed for three hours
The Meteorological Department expected moderate to heavy rains in different areas of Rajad, Balgar, Mumbai, Thain and Ratnagiri within the next three hours, with winds traveling at speeds of 90-100 kilometers per hour. Given this, Mumbai airport has been closed for three hours. Services will be closed from 11 am to 2 pm. At the same time, several flights were diverted. Apart from this, Maharashtra Chief Minister Odhav Thackeray has asked officials in the state’s coastal areas to be careful given the meteorological department’s warning about the storm.
Instructions for 24-hour control centers to keep them operational
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with senior government officials and representatives of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to review preparedness to deal with the storm. He directed control rooms to operate around the clock. He also spoke about engaging local people in rescue and relief operations in a timely manner.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah personally took command of disaster control from Karnataka to Gujarat in the wake of the devastation caused by the cyclone. Yesterday, Shah met with prime ministers and officials in several states, including Maharashtra and Gujarat, and reviewed the situation.