Cyclone Titli: Fishermen families evacuated from Puri

 Fishermen of Pentakota settlement were shifted to a multi-purpose cyclone shelter and people from other parts have been shifted to 182 cyclone shelters.

Published: 11th October 2018 02:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th October 2018 10:58 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

PURI/NIMAPARA: A high alert has been sounded in 88 villages of Puri district ahead of Titli making a landfall. The district witnessed intermittent rainfall since morning. The district witnessed intermittent rainfall since morning. The local administration carried out a massive evacuation drive of people living close to the sea and in low lying areas.

Fishermen of Pentakota settlement were shifted to a multi-purpose cyclone shelter and people from other parts have been shifted to 182 cyclone shelters. NDRF teams have been deployed in Puri, Astaranga and Krushnaprasad blocks. While round-the-clock control rooms were made operational in all the tehsils, a central control room has been opened in Puri.

The ECoR has rescheduled a number of trains departing from Puri in wake of the approaching cyclone. In Puri town, people went on panic buying spree leading to rise in prices of vegetables and essential commodities. In Nimapara too, prices of vegetables went up. While price of potato rose to rs 25 per kg from `16, the rate of brinjals increased to `Rs 50 per kg from `30.

Price of onion doubled and it sold at Rs 30 a kg. While District Magistrate Jyotiprakash Das is keeping a tab on the Puri market as a section of traders are allegedly attempting to hoard essential items, Nimapara BDO Kamaljit Dash has warned vendors against hoarding. Dash held an emergency meeting on Wednesday where block and gram panchayat level officials were asked to remain alert.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp