Be Ockhi-ready, EC tells Gujarat CEO

06 December, 2017, 00:30 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Gujarat polls PM Modi's Wednesday rally postponed in view of cyclone Ochki

Amid the heat of the Gujarat polls, cyclone Ockhi, eddying menacingly towards the state's coast, poured cold water on the campaigning today, forcing cancellation of rallies of several top leaders, including those by BJP chief Amit Shah and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Mumbai will witness light to moderate rainfall in the coming days. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the Gujarat BJP workers to focus on providing assistance to the people likely to be hit by the cyclonic storm.

The Maharashtra Government declared holiday in schools and colleges in Mumbai and adjoining areas as a precautionary measure against fast-approaching Cyclone Ockhi on Tuesday Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde took to Twitter to make the announcement. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani also left for Surat to oversee the relief work while state BJP President Jitu Vaghani appealed party workers to help the cyclone-affected. "During this work, we will not wear any scarves having BJP's election symbol", Sanghvi said.

Not only this, strong surface winds will prevail over the region with wind speed ranging between 40-50 kmph and gusting up to 60 kmph.


According to the official, five people from Tamil Nadu and 56 from Kerala suffered injuries after the cyclone which developed on November 30, a day after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a warning.

A total of 556 fishermen were also rescued by relief and rescue teams from seas. Naval ships, helicopters, Coast Guard vessels and Air Force planes are engaged in the rescue and relief operations to track down the 100-odd missing fishermen.

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