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As Cyclone shows signs of weakening, Uddhav Thackeray directs administration to start relief work

The cyclone made its landfall near Alibaug in Raigad district with the speed of 100 to 110 km per hours and the winds reached the speed up to 120 km per hour.

As Cyclone shows signs of weakening, Uddhav Thackeray directs administration to start relief work
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The Chief Minister Office (CMO) of Maharashtra on Wednesday informed that CM Uddhav Thackeray was in constant touch with Brihanmumbai Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal along with district collectors on the western coast, to get updates about the impact of Cyclone Nisarga. 

“CM Uddhav Thackeray Balasaheb Thackeray is in constant contact with District Collectors on the western coast for updates about the impact of Cyclone Nisarga (sic),” the official handle of CMO Maharashtra tweeted. 

Thackeray is also in touch with the ward officers of the BMC and issuing instructions to ensure that the cyclone causes minimum damage, the CMO said. 

The cyclone made its landfall near Alibaug in Raigad district with the speed of 100 to 110 km per hours and the winds reached the speed up to 120 km per hour. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the intensity of the cyclone will be reduced by evening. 

Meanwhile, the CM has given directions for maintaining a state of operational readiness while ensuring immediate rescue works as the cyclone moves from Mumbai and Thane to North Maharastra. 

Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has appealed the citizens to stay alert and home till the cyclone reduces its intensity. The district collectors of Thane, Raigad, Palghar, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg are also briefing Pawar about the situation. 

According to media reports, IMD director general Mrutunjay Mohapatra informed that the storm was 75 km southeast of Mumbai and 65 km west of Pune and it has started weakening. The current wind speed is 90-100 km per hour which will further reduce by the evening, he said. 

The IMD further stated that the cyclone will weaken into a cyclonic storm by evening and into a deep depression by the late night. Meanwhile, around 1,500 people were evacuated and moved to a sturdy shelter in Alibaug where the cyclone made its landfall. 

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