Nisarga: BJP MLA Shelar, Mumbai Mayor spar over cyclone preparedness

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Nisarga: BJP MLA Shelar, Mumbai Mayor spar over cyclone preparedness
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Maharashtra BJP MLA Ashish Shelar acknowledged he was shocked to note the BMCs disaster administration cell for cyclone Nisarga will start acting on Tuesday whereas the windstorm is just a few hours away from hitting the state’s coast.
The former minister moreover questioned when will Mumbais disaster administration plan be activated and requested the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Maharashtra authorities to protect the megapolis and the state from the cyclonic storm.
However, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar trashed Shelars bills, saying minute-to-minute data is being acquired by the BMCs disaster administration cell and the civic bodys personnel are on their toes.
Shocked 2 observe BMC Disaster mgmt cell for Cyclone will start 2day – w cyclone solely hrs away ! When will Mumbai Disaster mgmt plan b activated? SOP, precautions, emergency steps? Disaster plan ? Evacuations if wished? BMC/Maha Govt ought to defend Mumbai/Maha ! Shelar tweeted after visiting the cell on the civic headquarters.
Hitting once more, Pednekar acknowledged Shelar is not some astrologer to predict that the BMC has failed even sooner than the examination is held (the cyclone has reached Mumbai).
The disaster administration cell is receiving data referring to the cyclone every minute, Pednekar instructed a Marathi data channel.
She acknowledged teams of the National Disaster Response Force, life guards and the BMCs Fire Brigade are on their toes and capable of cope with any eventuality.
We are moreover shifting to safer places people who areliving near the ocean. We have warned fishermen to not enterprise into the ocean…we’re taking care to see there isn’t a such factor as a damage to life or property, acknowledged Pednekar, a Shiv Sena chief.
Earlier throughout the day, an IMD official acknowledged cyclone “Nisarga” could also be very extra more likely to intensify proper right into a “excessive cyclonic storm” over the next 12 hours and cross Maharashtra and South Gujarat coast on Wednesday.
The cyclonic storm will cross North Maharashtra and adjoining South Gujarat coast between Harihareshwar and Daman, close to Alibaug (in Maharashtra”s Raigad), on June three as a excessive cyclonic storm with a most sustained wind 100-110 gusting to 120 kmph, he acknowledged.

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