In view of Cyclone Vayu in Gujarat, helpline numbers have been activated for those in distress to reach out. Cyclone Vayu is expected to hit the coast near Veraval as a very severe cyclonic storm "with a wind speed of 145 to 155 kmph gusting to 170 kmph around morning of June 13". As many as 3.1 lakh people living in the low-lying areas have been evacuated. Cyclone Vayu is likely to affect Kutch, Morbi, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Devbhoomi-Dwarka, Porbandar, Rajkot, Amreli, Bhavnagar and Gir-Somnath districts.
Cyclone Vayu: List of helpline numbers
Dwarka control room no: 02833 - 232125
Jamnagar control room no: 0288 - 2553404
Porbandar control room no: 0286 - 2220800
Dahod control room no: 02673 - 239277
Navsari control room no: +91 2637 259 401
Panchmahal control room no: +91 2672 242 536
Chhota udaipur control room no: +91 2669 233 021
Kutch control room no: 02832 - 250080
Rajkot control room no: 0281 - 2471573
Aravalli control room no: +91 2774 250 221
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) too has activated helpline no for Cyclone Vayu: +91-9711077372.
Here are some other helpline numbers:
#CycloneVayu🌀🌪️— Collector Rajkot (@CollectorRjt) June 12, 2019
District Collector Disaster Control Room/Taluka Control Room (Emergency response centre) helpline No.
જિલ્લા કલેકટર ડિઝાસ્ટર/તાલુકાના કંટ્રોલ રૂમ હેલ્પલાઇન નં.
📞1077 (ટોલ ફ્રી)
સાવચેત રહો, સુરક્ષિત રહો.#Rajkot #Gujarat pic.twitter.com/Rq7bh7qHXI
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 remain suspended for 24 hours from Thursday midnight in order to minimise damage and inconvenience to passengers. 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.