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We are ready to tackle Nisarga on war footing level: MBMC Chief Dange

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned about the cyclone Nisarga which is approaching the coastal regions of the state. Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) said that the state government has deployed a special team of NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) in the twin city. MBMC informed that they are fully ready to handle the cyclone.

On Sunday, MBMC Commissioner Chandrakant Dange inspected the situation and held a meeting with Head of the Department, Ward Officer, Corporators from Uttan area and Police officer of Uttan Coastal Police Station. Wireless messages were sent from the Police Station to the fisher community who are in the sea. Police in a message warned them about the cyclone and asked to come back as soon as possible.

“Already, two teams of NDRF have been deployed, following the cyclone alert. The team has been deployed in the sensitive areas which are closer to the coastal region. They are regularly patrolling the area,” said Commissioner Dange.

The meeting of NDRF officials was also held on Sunday with concerned government agencies and Thane collectorate about the sensitive areas. “The areas like Pali, Uttan and Dongri which are located close to the coastal region in Bhayandar area, are under the regular watch of the NDRF team. Until now no major signs of the cyclone Nisarga have been noticed,” said the commissioner.

Besides, the NDRF team, MBMC Fire Brigade team is also geared up to tackle the storm situation in the city. “The Fire Brigade team is well-equipped for any emergencies, like falling of trees or electric poles, rescue operations etc.,” added Dange.

Reviewed the place

On Sunday evening, Commissioner inspected the houses, dockyard and the coastal area at Uttan, which would be the most affected by the storm. Commissioner also reviewed the standby places where the affected people will be shifted. He also instructed to provide necessary things like PPE kits, sanitizer, masks and gloves to avoid coronavirus infection.

“We are ready. The medical team has been deployed with the necessary medicine has been made available. Ambulances are positioned for any emergency occurred. MBMT buses are placed to shift the affected people to the safe places,” said the commissioner Dange.