Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a review meeting in Ahmedabad on Wednesday to assess the damage caused by cyclone Tauktae in Gujarat.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani was also present in the high-level meeting along side other top officials.
Ahead of the meeting, the Prime Minister spoke to senior officials and took a complete report of the relief operations undertaken to rescue personnel from capsized Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) barge.
Earlier today, PM Modi conducted an aerial survey of cyclone-affected areas of Diu and Gujarat.
“Undertook an aerial survey over parts of Gujarat and Diu to assess the situation in the wake of Cyclone Tauktae. The Central Government is working closely with all the states affected by the cyclone,” tweeted Prime Minister Modi.
Undertook an aerial survey over parts of Gujarat and Diu to assess the situation in the wake of Cyclone Tauktae. Central Government is working closely with all the states affected by the cyclone. pic.twitter.com/wGgM6sl8Ln
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 19, 2021
Tauktae has been the strongest cyclone to hit Gujarat since the 1998 Super Cyclone. The cyclonic storm has damaged several electric poles and tress which caused many major roads in the affected areas to be blocked.
Six relief teams were deployed by the Indian Army who worked inn tandem with the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) and the State Disaster Relied Fund (SDRF) teams in rescue operation.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray also held a meeting with this his Gujarati counterpart Vijay Rupani to discuss the effects of the Cyclone on the state.
Gujarat government had started to evacuate 1.5 lakh people from the coastline where the Cyclone made the landfall.
After the cyclone weakened on Tuesday evening the Union government increased the pace of relief efforts in the affected areas.
The Indian Navy also rescued 177 people from a barge that went adrift amid the rough conditions in the Arabian Sea 70 miles off the coast of Mumbai.