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Cyclone Biparjoy: Amit Shah conducts aerial survey of affected areas in Gujarat | VIDEO

Amit Shah in Gujarat: Home Minister visited Mandvi Civil Hospital and met the people admitted there.

Edited By: Sheenu Sharma Kutch (Gujarat) Updated on: June 17, 2023 14:50 IST
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Image Source : PTI Damaged temporary structures at a beach, in the aftermath of Cyclone Biparjoy in Mandvi.

Cyclone Biparjoy aftermath: Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel conducted an aerial survey of areas affected due to Cyclone Biporjoy in Kutch. 

Amit Shah today (June 17) visited Mandvi Civil Hospital and met the people admitted there.

Shah meeting with Gujarat CM:

Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Kutch and Jakhau port in Gujarat today (June 17) to take stock of the situation in areas affected by cyclone Biparjoy. He will also hold a meeting with Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and senior officers. 

The home minister will visit Kutch to review the situation in areas affected by the cyclone, a home ministry official said. Shah will first conduct an aerial survey of the affected areas and then go to Jakhau port in Kutch, and Mandvi.

He will also visit shelter homes and meet people. Later, he will also visit Swami Narayan Temple in Bhuj and review food and other facilities being distributed among those affected, the official said.

Cyclone impact in Rajasthan: 

Meanwhile, as an effect of cyclone Biparjoy, the districts of Barmer, Sirohi, Udaipur, Jalore, Jodhpur in western Rajastan experienced heavy rainfall on Saturday (June 17) morning, with winds blowing at 50 to 60 kph. The last 24 hours, the maximum impact of the cyclone was seen in Jalore, Sirohi and Barmer as heavy rainfall was recorded in these districts.

The Meteorological Department has issued an 'orange' alert for Barmer, Jalore, Sirohi and Pali for Saturday. Fourteen trains passing through Barmer have been cancelled. while two flights from Udaipur to Delhi and Mumbai have also been cancelled.

More than 5,000 people of 5 villages of Barmer adjacent to the Pakistan border have been evacuated to safer places. Due to the effect of Biparjoy, most of the state has been covered by clouds.

Three inches of rainfall was recorded in Churu's Bidasar on Friday night, while strong winds were blowing at a speed of 62 kph in many areas of Sirohi. In the last 24 hours, maximum rainfall of 5 inch each was recorded at Sedwa in Barmer and Mount Abu in Sirohi.

Intermittent rain continued since Friday night at Sanchore in Jalore district, leading to power cuts in many villages. Bus and rail service has been completely stopped due to the cyclone.

Cyclone Biparjoy reached Rajasthan on Friday night. but its speed has decreased. Its effect will remain in the state till Sunday. Earlier on Friday, rain lashed Jalore, Barmer, Jodhpur, leading to floods in low-lying areas. Trees and electric poles were also uprooted at various places.

Pali's factories have been closed for two days. Orange alert for heavy rain continues in Jodhpur on Saturday.

In view of this, district collector Himanshu Gupta has given instructions to keep all educational institutions, coaching institutions, gyms, tourist places and summer camps closed in the district. It is estimated 100 mm of rain will lash some places in Jodhpur on Saturday.

(With agencies inputs) 

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