The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) chalked out an action plan well in advance in view of the cyclone threat. Sources informed that the state government promoted company’s in-charge Managing Director Shahmeena Husain.
“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,” MD Shahmeena Husain said. GUVNL MD further added, “The GUVNL teams were finding it difficult to reach some of the water-logged coastal areas”.
Meanwhile, All India Fishermen Association President, Veljibhai Masani appreciated the State Government for issuing a timely warning to fishermen against venturing into the sea. AIFA President quoted, “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”.