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The State Govt. Urges All Citizens Of Tripura Not To Panic And The State Government Is Ready To Handle The Impact Of Cyclone Effectively. All Flights Arriving From Kolkata To Agartala Are Cancelled Till 0900hrs On 27 May 2024.

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Agartala, 26th of May, 2024 :  The Cyclonic Storm “Remal” is now centred over Bay of Bengal has been intensified into a Severe Cyclonic Storm. It is very likely to continue to move nearly northwards and intensify further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 110-120 kmph gusting to 135 kmph. It is expected that the landfall of the cyclone will be about 11:00 PM tonight near Khepupara and Sagar Island.

In Tripura, an increase in rainfall actively accompanied with heavy rainfall and gusty wind at isolated places is to occur during 26 to 29 May, 2024 Under the influence of the cyclonic storm. The rainfall is expected to start in Tripura from 26th May 2024 night and will continue upto 29th May 2024.

Immediately after the receipt of the first bulletin from IMD and Advisory from NDMA, Revenue Department has issued advisories to the DM & Collectors on 24th May 2024 for taking up preparatory measures. The Secretary, Revenue (RR&DM) is in constant touch with the DM & Collectors for ensuring all necessary measures for mitigating the impact of the cyclone in the State. Emergency Operation Centres at the State and District levels are functioning for 24×7 basis.

Considering the severity of cyclone an urgent Meeting of State Executive Committee was also held Today i.e. on 26th May 2024 at 10.30am under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary in the Civil Secretariat. The DGP, PCCF, Secretaries and Heads of relevant Departments and senior officers from other agencies such as IMD, Airport Authority, NDRF etc attended the meeting. SEC has taken following key decisions :

  • The Schools, Educational Institutions and Anganwadi Centres will be closed on 27 and 28″ May 2024.
  • Transport Department has been advised to coordinate with Railways, Airport Authority and Road Transports for public safety and inform the public if there is any cancellation of flights, trains and other transports.
  • NDRF has been requested to mobilise one team to southern side specifically at Santirbazar to cater to South Tripura and Gomati Districts. SDRF teams will remain ready for responding to any crises situation.
  • Food Department has to ensure availability of food and essential supplies.
  • Fishery Department to alert fishermen communities not to enter lakes/ rivers/reservoirs etc for fishing during 26-28 May 2024.

Airport Authority of India, Agartala has informed that all flights arriving from Kolkata to Agartala are cancelled till 0900hrs on 27 May 2024. Passengers are being informed by the concerned airlines. Other flights arriving from Delhi, Bangalore and Guwahati are being operating normal. Updates for air traffic will be updated further.

The State Government urges all citizens of Tripura not to panic and the State Government is ready to handle the impact of cyclone effectively.

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