Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal today chaired a high level meeting with the officials to review the preparedness for the upcoming Cyclone Biparjoy in Northern Arabian Sea which is heading towards Gujarat Coast and is expected to make landfall on around 15th June. During the meeting, Shri Sonowal directed the senior officers to take every possible measure to ensure that people living in vulnerable locations are safe.
He said, ‘We must ensure compliance with the advisories issued by the IMD, DGS, and other authorities in order to protect lives and environment also ensure that all precautionary/preventive measures and arrangements are made in time to provide necessary rescue, shelter, rehabilitation, and relief as required’.
Shri Sonowal also directed DG Shipping, respective Ports, and all concerned to set up a control room. ‘All Ports in the region to SITREP at regular intervals to update with regards to measures taken to safeguard against cyclone’ he added.