New Delhi: The Indian Army on Tuesday (May 18) said that it had deployed six teams in Gujarat to help in relief works after Cyclone Tauktae made its land fall on Monday night. It added that six additional teams have also been deployed for the same. “These teams had travelled for 12 hours, braving cyclonic high-speed winds and rains to reach Diu,” the Indian Army said.
Due to the Cyclone, the road connecting Diu to Somnath was blocked and the Indian Army worked throughout the night to clear it.
The army managed to clear the road for traffic by morning.
Indian Army’s official Twitter handle said, “The road between #Somnath and #Diu that was blocked at several places has been cleared by the #IndianArmy for movement of vehicular traffic.”
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Furthermore, the road between Diu and Gir was also blocked which was cleared overnight.
Working overnight under adverse climatic conditions, the road between Gir and Diu which was blocked at many places due to fallen trees, debris and damaged electrical wires along with poles was cleared by the Army teams restoring movement of essential supplies, medical support and civil traffic to cyclone-hit Diu,” said the army in a statement.
In addition, the Indian Meteorological Department said that Cyclone Tauktae will weaken in the next three hours.