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Cyclone Vayu: Power supply disrupted in 560 Gujarat villages

Around 561 feeder lines in Saurashtra and south Gujarat are affected due to the impact of cyclone Vayu.

india Updated: Jun 13, 2019 14:45 IST
Press Trust of India
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The state government had issued a timely warning to fishermen against venturing into the sea.(AP File Photo )

Power supply has been disrupted in nearly 560 villages of Gujarat due to cyclone Vayu and all efforts are on to restore it, an official said on Thursday.

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) chalked out an action plan well in advance in view of the cyclone threat, the state government-promoted company’s in-charge managing director Shahmeena Husain told PTI. “Around 561 feeder lines in Saurashtra and south Gujarat are affected due to the impact of cyclone Vayu. We are confident that the power supply will be restored soon in the 560 affected villages,” she said.

The GUVNL teams were finding it difficult to reach some of the water-logged coastal areas, she added.

Meanwhile, All India Fishermen Association president Veljibhai Masani appreciated the state government for issuing a timely warning to fishermen against venturing into the sea.

“Around 8,000 fishermen from Saurashtra region were earlier planning to venture into the sea in about 1,200 boats, but they decided against it after the warning,” he said.

Also read:Cyclone Vayu: Railways cancels 77 trains, partially terminates 33 others

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Jun 13, 2019 14:37 IST