Cyclone Nisarga: PM Modi takes stock of situation, asks people to take precautions
New Delhi, June 02: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the situation in the wake of Cyclone Nisarga, which is moving towards the country's western coast and is expected to make landfall near Mumbai on Wednesday.
The deep depression in the Arabian Sea strengthened into a cyclonic storm 'Nisarga' on Tuesday morning and will make landfall close to Alibag, 94 kms south of Mumbai on the afternoon of June 3.
PM Modi has said, "Took stock of the situation in the wake of cyclone conditions in parts of India's western coast. Praying for everyone's well-being. I urge people to take all possible precautions and safety measures."
IMD has said, "The cyclonic storm is very likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm during next 12 hours. It is very likely to move nearly northwards during next few hours, recurve north-northeastwards thereafter and cross north Maharashtra and adjoining south Gujarat coast between Harihareshwar and Daman, close to Alibag (Raigad District, Maharashtra) during the afternoon of June 3 as a severe cyclonic storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph."
Took stock of the situation in the wake of cyclone conditions in parts of India’s western coast.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 2, 2020
Praying for everyone’s well-being. I urge people to take all possible precautions and safety measures.