For further updates follow: Cyclone Vayu Live Updates: 5 airports in Gujarat shut, several trains cancelled
12:52 | Flight operations suspended at 5 major Gujarat airports
The Airports Authority of India has said that flight operations will remain suspended at five airports in Gujarat for 24 hours from midnight Wednesday in order to minimise the damage to airport infrastructure and to avoid inconvenience to passengers due to Cyclone Vayu. Flight operations will remain suspended in Porbandar, Diu, Bhavnagar, Keshod and Kandla airports, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said. Directors of AAI's Bhuj and Jamnagar airports have been asked to write to the Indian Air Force to suspend operations of civil flights from these two airports also.
12:45 | Control room helplines for the 10 districts likely to get affected
|District||Control Room Helpline Number|
|Dwarka||02833 - 232125|
|Jamnagar||0288 - 2553404|
|Porbandar||0286 - 2220800|
|Dahod||02673 - 239277|
|Navsari||+91 2637 259 401|
|Panchmahal||+91 2672 242 536|
|Chhota udaipur||+91 2669 233 021|
|Kutch||02832 - 250080|
|Rajkot||0281 - 2471573|
|Aravalli||+91 2774 250 221|
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12:28 | Details on evacuation from areas expected to get affected
A total of 2,02,014 people have been evacuated till 6 pm from 10 districts of Gujarat.
A total of 2,02,014 people have been evacuated till 6 pm from 10 districts of Gujarat. #CycloneVayu is very likely to cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva as a very severe cyclonic storm tomorrow morning. pic.twitter.com/jDEwSldn2A— ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2019
Ahead of Cyclone Vayu in Gujarat, the Western Railway has decided to fully cancel operation of 15 mainline trains, while 16 other mainline trains will be short terminated with partial cancellation as a precautionary measure.
12:06 | 52 NDRF teams pre-positioned for rescue, relief
NDRF has pre-positioned 52 teams, comprising around 45 rescuers each, for rescue and relief operations. The teams are equipped with boats, tree-cutters, telecom equipment. The Indian Coast Guard, Navy, Army and the Air Force units have also been put on standby while aircraft and helicopters are carrying out aerial surveillance. 10 columns of the Indian Army have been Army have been kept on standy. Warships and aircraft of the Indian Navy have been kept on standby as well.
12:04 | ONGC puts western offshore installations on high alert
State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) has put its installations in the western offshore on high alert and restricted helicopter sorties. Two emergency control rooms have been set up in Mumbai and Hazira in Gujarat to keep a close watch on the situation as it develops. Helicopters and a multi-support vessel (MSV) have been kept on standby for any rescue and relief operation that may be warranted post Cyclone Vayu hits landfall.
12:02 am | Over 3 lakh people evacuated in Gujarat, Diu
Authorities have evacuated about 3.1 lakh people living in the low-lying areas. The state government said the cyclone is likely to affect Kutch, Morbi, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Devbhoomi-Dwarka, Porbandar, Rajkot, Amreli, Bhavnagar and Gir-Somnath districts.
Cyclone Vayu Live Updates: Over 3.1 lakh people have been evacuated in Gujarat and Diu ahead of "very severe" cyclone Vayu. The cyclone will hit the coast near Veraval with a wind speed of 145 to 155 kmph gusting to 170 kmph around morning of June 13. While NDRF has pre-positioned 52 teams, Indian Coast Guard, Navy, Army and the Air Force are kept on standby. Flight operations at five airports in Gujarat will remain suspended for 24 hours from midnight in order to minimise damage and inconvenience to passengers. Similarly, Railways has cancelled 70 trains and will short terminate 28 others due to Cyclone Vayu. Schools, colleges and educational institutions have been shut and tourists on the Gujarat coast asked to steer out at the earliest. For more information, and latest updates on Cyclone Vayu, keep following our Live blog: