Вторник, 12 Декабря, 2017

Maharashtra Govt. declares holiday in schools, colleges due to Cyclone Ockhi

Cyclone Ockhi, Rahul Gandhi, 2G Case, Lokpal: Top stories of the day Gujarat on High Alert Ahead of Cyclone Ockhi, Schools Shut Down
Andrew Cummings | 06 Декабря, 2017, 00:59

BJP leader Amit Shah's poll rallies scheduled on Tuesday in Rajula town of Amreli and Mahuva and Shihor of Bhavnagar district were cancelled, as were Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's rallies in Morbi, Dhrangadhra and Surendranagar.

The coastal areas of Saurashtra and South Gujarat, which go to polls in the first phase on December 9, are among the most impacted by the cyclonic storm.

Fishermen bring in their boats at the coast of Mumbai, near the Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

Meanwhile, the disaster management unit of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued an advisory against visiting beaches.

Two men hold umbrellas to protect themselves from the rain as they stand next to a fishing boat on the Arabian Sea coast in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala state, India, Friday, Dec.1, 2017.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured the nation that the government is continously monitoring the situation arising in various parts of the country due to Cyclone Ockhi. "All possible assistance is being provided to those affected", he said in another tweet.

It has been raining in Mumbai's Andheri since morning, reported ANI.

It has warned that when the cyclone hits the Gujarat coast, "wind speed would remain between 50 and 60 kmph and may reach up to 70 kmph in south Gujarat".

According to a private weather agency, Mumbai and adjoining regions will continue to receive light to moderate with few intense showers. Sea condition would be rough to very rough, fishermen are advised not to venture into the Sea along & off South Gujarat and north Maharashtra coasts.

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