Cyclone Amphan: PM Narendra Modi reviews situation; 25 NDRF teams deployed on ground, 24 teams on standby in other parts of India

Cyclone 'Amphan' intensified into a super cyclonic storm on Monday and is likely to move across the northeast Bay of Bengal

Press Trust of India May 18, 2020 19:30:22 IST
Cyclone Amphan: PM Narendra Modi reviews situation; 25 NDRF teams deployed on ground, 24 teams on standby in other parts of India

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday chaired a high-level meeting to review the response preparedness against cyclone Amphan, developing in the Bay of Bengal.

Cyclone Amphan PM Narendra Modi reviews situation 25 NDRF teams deployed on ground 24 teams on standby in other parts of India

Narendra Modi chaired a high level meeting to review response preparedness against Cyclone Amphan. Image credits: PIB

The prime minister took full stock of the situation and reviewed the measures as well as the evacuation plan presented by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), a statement from the Prime Minister's Office said.

During a presentation on the response plan, the NDRF director general informed that 25 NDRF teams have been deployed on the ground, while 12 others are ready in reserve.

Twenty-four other NDRF teams are also on standby in different parts of the country, the force chief told the meeting, the statement said.

Cyclone 'Amphan' intensified into a super cyclonic storm on Monday and is likely to move across the northeast Bay of Bengal, and cross the West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts between Digha and the Hatia island on 20 May, the IMD has said.

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