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BMC gears up to minimise impact of cyclone Tauktae; CM Thackeray asks authorities in coastal to remain alert

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also directed the authorities in coastal districts of the state to remain alert and well-equipped to tackle the situation.

BMC gears up to minimise impact of cyclone Tauktae; CM Thackeray asks authorities in coastal to remain alert
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday, May 15, said that it is taking various precautionary measures as IMD has warned about cyclone Tauktae.

According to BMC’s official statement, the civic mentioned that potentially dangerous tree branches are being cut, dewatering pumps are being stationed in low-lying areas, temporary shelters would be opened if required and rescue teams would be deployed on six main 'Chowpatties' (beaches).

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also directed the authorities in coastal districts of the state to remain alert and well-equipped to tackle the situation.

The CMO in its tweet said: “In a prep meeting regarding Cyclone Tauktae, CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray instructed the District Administration, Divisional Commissioners, and District Collectors to be vigilant and well equipped in coastal areas.”

The CM has also asked collectors of Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg to take all necessary precautions in terms of rescue equipment and manpower.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had said on Friday that the depression in the Arabian Sea is likely to intensify into a "very severe cyclonic storm" on May 17 and cross the Gujarat coast a day later.

Moreover, light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places over south Konkan and Goa and heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over north Konkan on May 15 and heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places on May 16.

Fishermen Warning


  • Total suspension of fishing operations over east-central and adjoining the southeast of the Arabian Sea and along and off Kerala – Karnataka – Goa – Maharashtra coasts.
  • Total suspension of fishing operations over the northeast Arabian Sea and along & off Gujarat coast from May 17.
  • The fishermen are advised not to venture into the southeast Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep – Maldives areas, east-central Arabian Sea along and off Karnataka coast, east central Arabian Sea and along and off Maharashtra – Goa coasts and into East-Central and adjoining northeast Arabian Sea along and off Gujarat coast till May 18.
  • Those who are out at Sea over North Arabian Sea are advised to return to the coast.
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